Nature’s Variety Dog Food Recall Alert

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natures variety recallNature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.


The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets as listed below:


  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best by 04/27/16, UPC# 769949611431
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best by 04/27/16, UPC# 769949611448
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best by 04/27/16, UPC# 769949611486


The “Best by” date is located on the back of the package below the seal. Affected products were distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada. According to the FDA release on the Nature’s Variety recall, no other Nature’s Variety products are affected.


Consumers should discontinue use of these foods and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. According to the official press release, refunds or exchanges can be made at the retailer where the food was purchased. Pet owners can either return the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.


If a pet owner has opened up a recalled package, dispose of it safely (placed in a plastic bag in a covered waste bin) and immediately as any additional handling can increase the chance of contamination.


Nature’s Variety suggest that consumers with additional questions can their Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 from 8 am to 7 pm Central time, 7 days a week during the recall. Or, consumers can email Nature’s Variety directly via

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  1. Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s been a lot of raw dog food recalls lately?
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  2. More pet food recalls!? Unbelievable. Thanks for letting us know!
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  3. Another one we don’t use, bu we appreciate your spreading the word. Some day one may be our foodables.
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  4. I am beginning to be very happy that we have excluded chicken from the boys diet. This is crazy!
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  5. Good to know about the recalls!
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  6. I guess when they’re trying to prove their own theory they’re going to find what they want:

  7. another recall… yes raw food is being attacked by the FDA… grrrr
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  8. There have been a TON of recalls lately!!!!!
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  9. Thank you for sharing this
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  10. What in the doodle is happening here with dog food? It seems like every other week we’ve got a recall. Thanks for the paws-up on this one buddy!
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