Natural Balance cat food recalled!

Brand Name: Natural BalanceProduct Description: L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula

Company Announcement

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. of San Diego, CA, is voluntarily recalling the cat food products listed below due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. via both retail and online distribution. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.

Salmonella can infect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonellabacteria. Symptoms of Salmonellainfection 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 contaminatedproduct. Healthy people infected wit 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.

Product Name 

Retail UPC Code

Lot Code

Best If Used by Date5 LB Bag, Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food23633002331008080 06:42N811202:2010-Mar-202210 LB Bag, Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food23633002351008080 06:42N811202:2010-Mar-2022

If pet parents have matching products in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately or return it to their retailer for a refund. (See product photos below.) This information can be found on the back panel of each 5 LB and 10 LB bag. Natural Balance Pet Foods products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1-833-558-0908, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST or visit Link Disclaimer.

The health and well-being of the pets that enjoy our Natural Balance pet foods is our priority. Our company and our team take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, wholesome, nutritious pet foods for dogs and cats.

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is conducting this voluntary recall in in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

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A Pot-Bellied Guardian Angel by Jo Ann Altsman

Lulu was technically our daughter’s Vietnamese potbellied pig, but she spent lots of time with us. Ever since I’d had a heart attack 18 months before I didn’t like being alone, so I was happy to have Lulu around when my husband went fishing.Early on one of those mornings, I felt a familiar pain in my chest. I couldn’t even get to the phone. Help! I cried. It was a holiday weekend. Was anyone around?Lulu ran to me, squealing. Then she ran out of the bedroom. Lord, she’s as helpless as me.After what seemed like an eternity, I heard someone at the door. Lady, your pig is in the road!? a man called. I almost ran over her with my truck!Call an ambulance! I cried.My husband met me at the hospital, where I stayed under observation for several days.When we returned home, my neighbor greeted us. ?Nobody heard you yell, he said. I saw Lulu tear out of the doggie door and play dead in the road. I went out to shoo her back inside. The truck driver beat me to your door.Yes, Lulu was technically my daughter’s potbellied pig. But she was 100 percent my angel.

No churn coconut pineapple ice cream-vegan

PREP TIME 15 minsCHILLING TIME 1 hrTOTAL TIME 1 hr 15 minsCOURSE DessertCUISINE AmericanSERVINGS 10 servingsCALORIES 246 kcal


  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Loaf Pan or Ice Cream Container (optional)


  • 2.5 Cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 13.5 FL OZ Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 13.5 FL OZ Can Unsweetened Coconut Cream


  • Place coconut milk and coconut cream in the fridge overnight to cool.
  • When ready to make, scoop out the coconut cream from the can of coconut cream and coconut milk, keeping the clear liquid to the side until step 4. Place the thicker cream into the blender/food processor.
  • Add the frozen pineapple. 
  • Add ¼ cup of the cold liquid from the coconut cream into the blender/food processor. (Alternatively, use water or coconut water).
  • Blend in 30-second intervals, removing the lid to push down the liquid back towards the blades. (May take a few times, but be patient, it will get thick like a smoothie bowl)
  • Once smooth, remove blades and serve immediately for soft-serve texture.
  • If you’d like to serve in cones like a soft serve, add ice cream into a ziplock bag. Cut off one tip (like a piping bag), and squeeze out into cones or cups.

Optional Scooping Texture

  • Carefully transfer the ice cream into a metal loaf pan or ice cream container.
  • Cover with plastic to touch the top of the ice cream. Wrap once more with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the freezer.
  • Freeze for at least 45-60 minutes for a scooping texture.

NOTE: This ice cream is intended to eat as soft-serve texture. If you’d like to serve in cones like a soft serve, add ice cream into a ziplock bag. Cut off one tip (like a piping bag), and squeeze out into cones or cups.FOR SCOOPING: For scooping texture, move soft-serve ice cream into a loaf pan or ice cream container. Cover with plastic wrap to touch the mixture and then cover with aluminum foil. Leave in freezer for 45-60+ minutes until scooping texture. DO NOT FREEZE MORE THAN 3 HOURS. It will become a very hard texture and will be difficult to scoop. If you freeze for too long, you can microwave at 30-second intervals until easier to scoop, or let de-thaw for 45-60 minutes on the counter.