Natural Balance Pet Foods has recalled all 5lb and 28lb bags of its Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with “Best By” dates of June 17, 2011.
The recalled dog food formula was manufactured on December 17th, 2010, and was recalled following a positive test for salmonella by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although two lots of the dog food formula had tested free of contaminants with Natural Balance’s Buy With Confidence on-site lab, and confirmed later as free of contaminants by an independent laboratory, the finding of salmonella by the FDA was evidence enough to issue the voluntary recall.
There have not been any reports to date of dogs getting sick from the dog food.
The Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken dog food was sold at retailers in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Consumers who have purchased the dog food can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.