Nature’s Variety has expanded a recall of its Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for both cats and dogs to include additional “Best If Used By” dates. The company issued a nationwide voluntary recall last month on its Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet chicken medallions, patties and chubs with a “Best If Used By” date of Nov. 10, 2010, due to concerns of salmonella contamination.


We want to inform you that Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of our Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with the “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.The only products affected are limited to chicken medallions, patties, and chubs with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10.This includes:

  • 3 lb chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2) with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10
  • 6 lb chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3) with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10
  • 2 lb chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0) with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10

The company also decided to clear the market of all of its raw frozen chicken products and replace them with new ones that have been pasteurized. Therefore, the company is also recalling its Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula raw frozen diets for dogs and cats that have a “Best If Used By” date on or before Feb. 5, 2011: