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Nature’s Variety issues voluntary pet food recall

Beacon Journal staff report

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Nature’s Variety, a pet food company based in Lincoln, Neb., issued a voluntary recall Friday of its Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula for dogs and cats. The company said that pieces of clear plastic might be found in some packages and could cause a potential choking risk to pets.

“Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and resolved. To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats,” the news release stated.

The affected product is strictly limited to a single batch of Organic Chicken Formula with the “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This includes:

• UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 — Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3-pound bag.

• UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 — Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27-pound case.

• UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 — Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6-pound bag.

• UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 — Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36-pound case.

The affected product was distributed through retail stores and Internet sales in the United States and Canada. No other products were affected.

Consumers who have purchased one of the products can obtain a full refund or exchange either by returning the product in its original packaging or by bringing a proof of purchase to their retailer.

For additional information, call the Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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