Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods has recalled several of its Natural Balance Eatables dog foods due to the possible presence of botulinum toxin, which can cause botulism. The foods are produced by the Castleberry Food Company of Augusta, Georgia.
Botulism can lead to general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, and/or trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation may result from botulism as well.
The recalled dog food varieties are:
- Natural Balance Eatables Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food – 15 Oz. can (23633-59860)
- Natural Balance Eatables Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food – 15 Oz. can (23633-59861)
- Natural Balance Eatables Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables – 15 Oz. can (23633-59862)
- Natural Balance Eatables Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food – 15 Oz. can (23633-59863)
The U.S. FDA has warned customers not to purchase or eat any of the canned dog food products listed above (as well as various hot dog chili sauce and canned meat products also produced by Castleberry Food Company. All “best by” and code dates for the foods are affected by the recall). Additional information is available from the Castleberry Food Company website.
Additional information is available on our Natural Balance Pet Foods Recall page.