Category Archives: Natural Balance

Natural Balance – Made by American Nutrition

Natural Balance has issued a voluntary recall


5/4/12

To Our NB Community:

Natural Balance has just been notified by Diamond Pet Foods, one of our co-manufacturers, that certain Natural Balance dry food formulas produced in their Gaston, SC facility should be voluntarily recalled.

Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of our Natural Balance products included in the recall have tested positive for Salmonella, we have voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:

Formula Best By Date
5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; March 12, 2013
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013; March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013; March 12, 2013
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog December 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog December 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog December 9, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites December 12, 2012; December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites December 21, 2012
12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites December 21, 2012

Recalled products may have been distributed in the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada.

States that are NOT affected include:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact our Customer Service team at (800) 829-4493 or email info@naturalbalanceinc.com. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Sincerely,

Your Natural Balance Family

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/home/NB_recall.html

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Diamond Pet Food Suspends Delivery of All Brands made in SC


FROM Truth About Pet Food Site: Susan Thixton 4/12/2012

One of you great Independent Pet Store People out there sent me a ‘heads up’ that their Distributor would not be delivering any products made by Diamond Pet Food; though she received no explanation why. I called Diamond and was told…
http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/diamond-pet-food-suspends-delivery-of-all-brands-made-in-sc.html

Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author, Buyer Beware
Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
PetsumerReport.com

And yet, MORE issues with Natural Balance


Lots of new posts from 2012 on this food and claims of dying pets.  No recalls seen yet from FDA, so far!

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/natural_balance.html

Natural Balance-General Info and Contact


Natural Balance – Made by American Nutrition

Dick Van Patten’s
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
12924 Pierce Street, Pacoima, California 91331
1 (800) 829-4493

NOTE:  Please keep in mind that from time to time the company may decide to change the sample packs, so please, please go to the site http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/ or call the company to check for and changes in the sample packs.

These are the FREE- Sample Packs I received on July 3rd 2006. The box arrived right after a
letter arrived with three coupons in it and a…… FREQUENT BUYER PLAN CARD.

The card says: Buy10 bags of Natural Balance Dry Food or Cat Food or………..10 Cases of Dog or Cat Can Food or 10 – 4lb or 2.5 lb Dog Food Rolls AND GET ONE FREE. Requirements are that ALL 10 Purchase’s have to be IDENTICAL PRODUCT AND SIZE. Once purchased you staple all 10 Register Receipts, circle the date and price and add in the 10 UPC Codes from the packages/labels and send them into the company.

2008-05-13 ALERT-Natural Balance Roll Turkey


ADMIN NOTE: This just came through one of my lists a few minutes ago, from someone who is actually on the list. The email is there, if you want to contact her.

from Wendy <wmccullough8>
date Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:55 PM
subject: DOG FOOD WARNING

WARNING: Permission to cross post. I was slicing up a Natural Balance Dog Food Roll, Turkey Flavour and I noticed a clear white nylon thread embedded within the roll. I pulled it out and continued to slice the rest of the roll and found two more nylon
strings. I have contacted the company and I am awaiting a reply.

Fortunately, I always slice the roll into small pieces for treats, so I’m pretty sure I haven’t fed any of the string/thread to my dog. I will update
the list when I have a response from Natural Balance. I saved the thread and can email a picture to anyone who is concerned.
PLEASE be cautious with this product.

Wendy and Jesse James (Signet Most Wanted)

2008-03-09-Statement -Castleberry shut down by FDA


They made several of natural Balance products which were recalled last year, but his is not a result of the recall. The FDA pulled the permit for other reasons, so far not stated.

http://www.wrdw.com/news/headlines/16433086.html

Castleberry’s Food Company stops production

STATEMENT FROM CASTLEBERRY’S FOOD COMPANY

Castleberry’s Food Company has received notification that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the Temporary Emergency Operating Permit that was issued in September 2007. The permit granted permission for the Augusta, Georgia factory to commence production of FDA products, following a July 2007 voluntary product recall.

Castleberry’s will work closely with the FDA to promptly answer questions and address any possible concerns. Although formal notification has not yet been received, we understand that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) may also require responses.

During this time, Castleberry’s has decided to cease production of all products in the Augusta, Georgia factory. Factory work shifts are temporarily on hold.

We are cooperating fully with the agencies and look forward to a prompt resolution that we can resume operation and work shifts.

It is important to note that the suspension of our temporary permit does not involve any product recall.

2007-12-01-Natural Balance Doing Testing


NATURAL BALANCE  has a brand new impressive page, explaining their new testing procedures.

As of December, 2007, we have added screening for: Ochratoxin, Zearalenone and Fumonisin

to our standard testing protocol which already includes testing for:
Melamine
Cyanuric Acid
Aflatoxin
and DON (Vomitoxin <SNIP>

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/NB_testing.html