Nestle Purina Pet Food Recall

Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of
Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk (Shipped Only to Colorado,
Idaho and Oregon)

Consumer Contact: Nestlé Purina PetCare Office of Consumer
Affairs: 1-800-982-6559
Media Contact: Jill Winte 314-982-3032

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ST. LOUIS, MO, June 27, 2011—Nestlé Purina
PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry
cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a
precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with
Salmonella. Only the following products with both the “Best
By” date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:

Product Name Bag Size “Best By” Date &
Production Code*
Bag UPC Code
Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food 6.3 lb. AUG 2012 10331083 13 17800 11320
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat
3.15 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 08450
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat
16 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 57578

* “Best By” Date and Production Code is found on the
back or bottom of the bag.

The bags of dry cat food in this recall were distributed in error
in February, 2011 to a small number of customers in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon,
which may have further distributed the product to other Western states. There
have been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness. No additional
Purina cat or dog products are involved. Only products which match the
“Best By” date and production codes above are involved.

Consumers who have purchased any of these dry cat food products
with these “Best By” Dates and Production Codes should discard it.

can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from
handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can
become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly
washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for
the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact
with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased
appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic
and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but
otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If
your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please
contact your veterinarian.
At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products
are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary
recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC
toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit