Nature’s Variety® has expanded an earlier recall of the company’s Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets to include products with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/29/10 and 11/9/10. The original recall only affected those products with a best by date of 11/10/10.

The affected products are being recalled due to contamination with Salmonella bacteria. The products affected by the expanded recall include Chicken Formula 0.75-lb Trial Sized Medallions UPC 769949601319, 3-lb Chicken Medallions UPC 769949601302, 6-lb Chicken Patties UPC 769949601203, and 2-lb Chicken Chubs UPC 769949601210. All of these products have a “Best if Used By” date of 10/29/10 or 11/9/10.

Additionally, Nature’s Variety® is further expanding this recall to include all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for both cats and dogs with any “Best if Used By” date including 2/5/11 or before. This recall is an attempt to remove these products from the market as the company implements a new state-of-the-art process to help alleviate any future contamination.

These products include Chicken Formula 0.75-lb Trial Sized Medallions UPC 769949601319, 3-lb Chicken Medallions UPC 769949601302, 6-lb Chicken Patties UPC 769949601203, 2-lb Chicken Chubs UPC 769949601210, and 12-lb Case of Chubs UPC 769949501213. Also included in the recall are Organic Chicken Formula 3-lb Medallions UPC 769949601371 and 6-lb Patties UPC 769949601272.

Contamination from Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal problems in infected humans and pets. If this is the case, seek medical help from a veterinarian or health professional. Consumers can also return affected products to their retailer for a replacement or full refund.

If consumers have any more questions for Nature’s Variety®, they can contact the company by phone at 1-800-374-3142 or visit the company’s Website at www.naturesvariety.com.

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