Nature’s Variety® issued a recall of a single batch of its Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula on February 15, 2013. The recall was issued because the product presented a potential choking hazard to pets in the form of clear plastic pieces within the product.

The affected products include a single batch of Organic Chicken Formula with the “best by” date of 10/04/13 and include 6- and 36-lb bags of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, in addition to 3- and 27-lb bags of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula Medallions. The “best by” date can be found below the “Contact Us” section on the back of the package.

The affected products were delivered to locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company became aware of the hazard due to a customer’s complaint. Consumers who fed their pets the recalled product should monitor their pet’s health closely and contact their veterinarian if they have any concerns.

To get a refund or product replacement, consumers can bring in the original product

or a proof of purchase to the retailer from which they bought it. If consumers have any questions

about the recall, they can contact the Nature’s Variety® Consumer Relations Team at 1-888-519-7387.

They can also contact the company via their Website at .