Natural Balance has pulled Sweet Potato and Chicken dog food from the market due to possible salmonella contamination. The company took the food off of the market after a random sample tested by the Federal Drug Administration tested positive for the bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
The sample that was tested had a ‘best by’ date of June 17, 2011, according to the FDA. The 5-pound and 28-pound bags of the Sweet Potato and Chicken dog food are effected in the recall. There have been no reports of illnesses due to the recalled product.
The company also hired an independent lab to test the recalled products. The product has been distributed in pet specialty stores in 26 states including: Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, Utah and Oregon.