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
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 &
|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 www.purina.com.
More Pet Food Recalls
Recently these two pet food recalls have been announced due to possible Salmonella contamination. If you have any concerns that you or your pet may have been exposed to these food, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
Purina One Pet Food Recall
Nestlé Purina PetCare Office of Consumer Affairs:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– July 29, 2011 – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling
a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+
Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states
in December 2010. This is being done because some bags of the product have been
found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE Vibrant
Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food with both the “Best By” date and the production code
shown are included in this voluntary recall :
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie
Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013)
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2011 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of
Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat
(ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they
have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Merrick Pet Care
has made the decision to recall the Doggie Wishbone pet treats in the abundance
of caution. 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors
in 10 states. Those distributors have been notified. Only one lot of Doggie
Wishbone is affected by this recall. No additional Merrick Pet Care products
are involved in this recall. No other Merrick brand products are involved.