The manufacturer of EVO cat food – Natura Pet Products, in Fremont, Nebraska – has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
From the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts website:
Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
|PRODUCT||SIZE||UPC||EXP DATE||LOT CODE|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||15.4 LB||5148 541400||02/19/2016||4300A700D2|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700A4|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700B4|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700C4|
|EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food||6.6 LB||5148 542101||02/19/2016||4300A700D3|
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. If you’ve purchased the products, you should discontinue feeding it immediately and discard as normal household waste.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit www.evopet.com.