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RUSTYcat March 18th, 2013 05:19 PM

Evo, innova,california natural & healthwise recalls 3/18/2013
Natura Pet has announced a "voluntarily recall" of several brands of [B][COLOR="Red"]cat, dog and ferret DRY foods[/COLOR][/B]............

[quote]Dear Natura Family,

As pet parents and dedicated pet health advocates, it pains us to inform you of the first recall in our company’s 21-year history......


Here is a link to the complete list: [url][/url]
Best Before Dates on affected products are 12/17/13 through 1/2/14[/B].

Two days ago marked the 6th anniversary of the massive North American petfood recall.

Two days ago, there were reports that certain EVO products were about to be recalled....those reports first appeared here: [url][/url]

I'd suggest that, if you are not "signed up" to some 'consumer alert' "system" (like Susan's) should be!

Dog Dancer March 19th, 2013 10:10 AM

Thanks RUSTYcat, good to know. I was just thinking about changing the puppies from Orijen and Innova was one I was going to look at. Guess not.

RUSTYcat March 19th, 2013 10:23 AM

[QUOTE=Dog Dancer;1055342]...Innova was one I was going to look at. Guess not.[/QUOTE]

Well - and, I'm neither a basher nor a promoter of this stuff - you might not want to burn the's the first line of their letter:[quote]it pains us to inform you of the [B][I]first recall in our company's 21-year history.[/I][/B][/quote]How many of the others can say that? (Champion, itself, isn't 'without sin'!)(and, IMO they're more about spin than the real goods)

Koteburo March 20th, 2013 04:00 PM

I personally like EVO 95%. Those things happen and they voluntarily recalled it (although sometimes there isn't much of a choice once authorities found out and if they are honest people once themselves found out).
I think they provided good quality in the past and this is going to be a big blow on them financially. Certainly there was a flaw by not testing the poultry more often or the handling wasn't the proper one I guess but I don't think this would scare me off buying their products in the future if things get cleared out well.
Just like RUSTYcat I'm not a basher or a promoter, it's just my opinion and I like the brand but I do understand how it's going to make people give it a thought or at least more research before buying it. Even myself.

On a side note poultry is never the most reliable thing. Tends to carry salmonella often, maybe barely in Canada but yes in a lot of other countries. By the way even if it had the bacteria if it's really well cooked and handled in a clean environment it shouldn't be a major cause of concern, however we're not there to see how any pet food company handles poultry.

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