Pets: Holistic pet food company issues recall of dog food because of an 'off-odor smell'
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One pet food company issued a voluntary pet food recall today because of a very strange reason: the smell.
Nature's Variety — a company that specializes in raw and holistic pet foods — also noted that some of the recipes they they produce are not staying fresh.
Though the company says that the product is “not contaminated in any way,” the product may develop an "off-odor smell" over time — a recall reason that one may not expect.
Nature’s Variety CEO Reed Howlett said in a statement:
At Nature’s Variety, we make every effort to ensure that all of our products meet the highest quality standards. We’ve found that some bags of Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs have an off-odor smell. To be sure that our consumers only receive the freshest and highest quality product possible, we have decided to voluntarily recall all Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs from the marketplace.
The following formulas have been included in the recall:
- UPC# 7 69949 60420 4 - Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 5 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60425 9 - Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 15 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60430 3 - Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 30 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60432 7 - Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 3 oz sample
Consumers with questions may call Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations at 888-519-7387.
Complaints may be reported about FDA-regulated pet consumables by calling a consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Consumers who have purchased one of the recipes listed may obtain a full refund or exchange it for a different one by either returning the product in its original packaging (a good reason to save your bags) or by bringing a proof of purchase back to the point of purchase.
Read the release from Nature's Variety website by clicking here.
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