Nature’s Variety is recalling one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula for dogs and cats because clear plastic was found in some of the bags which may pose a choking risk to pets. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved. There have been no reports of harm to pets, but a consumer complaint alerted the company to the problem.
The products are Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula Medallions in 3 pound bags with UPC number 7 69949 60137 1; Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula Medallions in 27 pound cases with UPC number 7 69949 70137 8. Also recalled are Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties in 6 pound bags with UPC number 7 69949 60127 2; and Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties in 36 pound case with UPC number 7 69949 70127 9. All products have a “best if used by” date of 10/04/13. You can see all of the product labels at the FDA web site.
Discontinue use of this product. Contact a veterinarian if you have concerns about your pet’s health. You can obtain a refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging or bringing proof of purchase to the retailer. For questions and more information, call Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 1-888-519-7387 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT.