Nature's Variety Recalls Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs

Nature’s Variety has recalled their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs (frozen diet) with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16. These products my be contaminated by Salmonella, which can affect the animals eating the product and humans who handle the contaminated product. The recall was issued July 24, 2015. The following products are affected:

UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

The 'Best By' date can be found on the back of the package below the seal.

No illnesses have yet been reported. Nature's Variety became aware of a potential issue after the Food and Drug Administration found a sample tested positive for Salmonella.

In humans, Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. In dogs, the bacteria can cause similar symptoms to those experienced by humans along with decreased appetite.

Consumers can call 888-519-7387 from 8am to 7pm Central time, 7 days a week during the recall. You may email Nature’s Variety directly at For the full press release from Nature's Variety, visit