California Natural Pet Food

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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 the additives, fillers and chemical preservatives. California Natural foods also contain no corn, soy, wheat or artificial coloring.

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

California Natural Quick Facts

Brand line includes: 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.
Cost: $$$$
Company: Natura Pet Products, Inc.
Headquarters: 2779 Rademakers Way Fremont, NE 68025
Contact info: 1-800-532-7261 or 402-727-0870, email , website

Has California Natural Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2013, California Natural had a series of recalls because of potential salmonella contamination. In March of that same year, several varieties were voluntarily recalled, and this recall was expanded in April. Finally, in June 2013, there was another voluntary recall of all products in the California Natural line.

More recently, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified California Natural as one of 16 pet food brands that may be linked to heart disease in dogs and cats. None of those 16 brands have been recalled as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation, though. Most, but not all, of the pet foods are “grain-free” and/or dry (kibble) dog food formulations. The FDA says this is a “complex scientific issue that may involve multiple factors,” and that it cannot even be certain that diet is a cause of the heart problems. For full details, see our article on the subject.

List of California Natural Recalls

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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