I just recently went to a new All Natural Dog food store in the upstate NY area and it quickly became my new favorite pet supply store. I LOVE their large variety on all natural dog and cat foods they have. They also have a refrigerated section for raw diets. Not too long ago I explained what a raw diet is and the Pros and Cons.
Nature's Variety has a raw diet line of frozen proteins such as chicken, beef, venison, duck, lamb, duck, bison and rabbit. Its great because its FROZEN and you feed it to your dogs FROZEN. Its a bit pricey but worth it for a great raw diet.
Unfortunately a few days ago, they had to RECALL the Organic Chicken Raw food. The report is below.
QUALITY ASSURANCE NOTICE: Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary
recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a
“Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because
pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a
potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been
identified and the issue has been resolved.
The affected product is strictly limited to a single batch of Organic
Chicken Formula with the “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13.
• UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag
• UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case
• UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag
• UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case
The “Best if Used By” date is located on the back of the package
below the “Contact Us” section. The affected product was distributed
through retail stores and internet sales in the United States and
Canada. No other products were impacted.
Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a
consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and
resolved. To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.
Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety, stated, “At Nature’s Variety
we take quality and safety very seriously. We believe that under all
circumstances, the health and safety of pets comes first.”
Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and
monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have
concerns. Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can
obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its
original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their
Consumers with additional questions can call the Nature’s Variety
Consumer Relations team at 1.888.519.7387 Monday through Friday, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.