Consumer product recall

Natural Balance L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula recalled due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Starting date:
June 17, 2021
Posting date:
June 17, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Natural Balance L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula.
  • Issue:
    Potential Salmonella contamination.
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop feeding any of the affected product to cats and contact Natural Balance Pet Foods for a full refund.

Affected products

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food

Product description

This recall involves the following cat formula:

Recalled products:
Product Name Case Item Code UPC Item Code Lot Code Best If Used by Date
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food- 5 LB Bag 2363300234 2363300233 1008080

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food- 10 LB Bag 2363300235 2363300235 1008080


Product packaging is teal coloured with dark blue accents and lettering. Product lot code and Best If Used by Dates are printed on each package. This information can be found on the back panel of each 5lb and 10lb bag.

Hazard identified

The recalled cat formula may be contaminated with Salmonella and there is risk of cross contamination and illness after handling the cat formula.

Salmonella can infect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, fever, or excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

Salmonella can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat's foods, surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the contaminated product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. People exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or a cat that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare provider.

As of June 2, 2021, the company has not received any reports of illness, complaints or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 378 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February 2021 to April 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.

San Diego




Diamond Pet Foods




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop feeding any of the cat formula affected by this recall to cats and dispose of it immediately or return it to their retailer for a refund. Natural Balance Pet Foods products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.

For more information, consumers may contact Natural Balance Pet Foods at 1-833-558-0908, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST or visit

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.