Natural Balance Dog Food Recall

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There have been several dog food scares over the past few years.  However, this is the first time a dog food recall has caught my attention.

I was scrolling through my news feed on facebook and came across a short status update from Pawsible Marketing regarding a pet food recall.  It caught my eye because the dog food under question was from the same company that produces Linus and Stetson’s food.  I immediately clicked over to the article and found out the recall was for Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food.  I breathed a sigh of relief as Linus and Stetson eat Natural Balance Potato and Duck (allergy formula) and we haven’t had any problems with their dog food.

Natural Balance Dog Food Recall

I went straight to the Natural Balance home page to get the latest update on the recall and found a letter from the President.  Here’s a short excerpt from the letter.

Our 5 lb. and 28 lb. Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food, manufactured on December 17, 2009 with a “Best By” date of June 17, 2011 is being voluntarily recalled. A random sampling of this product tested positive for Salmonella by the FDA. In my mind, I asked, “How can this happen? I spent over $900,000 putting in our laboratory to test our products before we release them.” We tested samples from the production run when it was manufactured six months ago, and the results came back negative.

If you’d like read the full letter than check it out here: letter from the president.

If you read the entire letter it is reassuring that Natural Balance does do extensive testing on their food and also that they have not had a single complaint about this product.

As I mentioned before we haven’t had any problems with Natural Balance and we plan to continue feeding Linus and Stetson the Natural Balance Duck and Potato.

Did this dog food recall affect you at all?  What kind of dog food does your dog eat?

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One Comment

  1. It pains me to read the letter dated June 18th concerning the salmonella contaminated food. I have spent the better part of 2 weeks cleaning up throw up and diarrhea for 2 adult lab’s and more the $500 at the vet testing for their illnesses. After reading the letter I firmly believe the Venison and sweet potato food purchased has sicken them and therefore me. We do not have the original bag for identification which also is unfortunate. I noticed upon opening the bag that it did have a different color and texture than normal. That should have been my first clue… They should now be testing all of the food and notifying all retail outlets of the problem.

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