VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Doctors from the BluePearl Veterinary Partners, who have an office in Virginia Beach, released a warning Thursday about a number of recalls for certain Natura Pet Products food and treats that may have salmonella contamination.
The warning said that that the company issued their latest recall Tuesday in a press release for certain batches of dry pet food after a routine test by the Food and Drug Administration was positive for salmonella. The release recalled all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.
The company issued three other voluntary recalls since mid-March, citing the presence and possible presence of salmonella.
The BluePearl warning said the following about Salmonella contamination effect on animals and humans:
"Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to the products.
"Common symptoms of salmonella in pets include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, fever and abdominal discomfort."
People looking for more information about the Natura Pet Products recalls can Natura toll-free at 1-800-224-6123.
A list of the affected products as follows:
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