California Natural Recall History and Pet Food Brand Info

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Brand Name: California Natural
Product Lines:
California Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Puppy Food, California Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Adult Dog Canned Formula, California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Large Bites Adult Dog Food, California Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Cat & Kitten Food, California Natural Herring & Sweet Potato Formula Adult Cat Food, and assorted treats for both dogs and cats.
Natura Pet Products, Inc.
2779 Rademakers Way Fremont, NE 68025
1-800-532-7261 or 402-727-0870

California Natural Company Overview

California Natural is produced by Natura, a company founded in 1992. California Natural promises wholesome ingredients such as lean meats and Vitamin E and leaves out additives, fillers, and chemical preservatives. California Natural Foods also contains no corn, soy, wheat, or artificial coloring.

California Natural is manufactured by Natura. Natura Pet Products is a subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble, Inc.

Has There Ever Been a California Natural Recall?

Yes, there have been instances of California Natural Recall. In 2013, the brand faced multiple California Natural Recall events due to potential salmonella risks. The first California Natural Recall was initiated in March, targeting several product lines. This action was followed by an expanded California Natural Recall in April. The recall efforts peaked in June 2013 with a comprehensive California Natural Recall covering all products under the brand.

Additionally, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) highlighted California Natural in a list of 16 pet food brands possibly connected to heart disease in dogs and cats. Despite this concern, a specific California Natural Recall was not issued as part of the FDA’s broader investigation. The FDA’s review, which includes mostly grain-free and dry kibble dog foods, suggests that the heart disease issue might be multifaceted, without a clear dietary cause identified at this point.

For full details, see our article on the subject.

California Natural Recall History

June 2013
Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated June 18, 2013. What Was Recalled: The company first issued a pet food recall in March 2013, then dramatically expanded the recall the next month to include all dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties of its most popular brands. Two months later, it was expanded again. The recall eventually included expiration dates of June 10, 2014, or earlier of all California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats.

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