Pet Food Recall: Nestle Purina Recalls Small Number of Dry Cat Food Bags

On June 27, 2011, Nestle Purina voluntarily recalled 870 bags of dry cat food due to thePet Food Recall: Nestle Purina Recalls Small Number of Dry Cat Food Bags possibility that they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. These bags of cat food were shipped to retail stores in Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. The following products with matching production codes and “Best by” dates were included in the 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 Food 3.15 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 08450
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food 16 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 57578

* Taken from Nestle Purina website. *

Nestle Purina is suggesting that pet owners who have one of these suspect bags in their possession should simply discard it.

Salmonella can make pets sick, and is transferable to people if they do not wash their hands after handling suspect food. To date, no reports of cat illnesses relating to the ingestion of this product have been made. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in the cat include decreased appetite, lethargy, and fever. If you are concerned that your pet may have eaten from one of these recalled bags, and they are not acting well, it is recommended that you consult your veterinarian immediately.

To read more about this voluntary recall, click here.

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Angela has been the Hospital Administrator of a multi-specialty/ emergency/ and general practice veterinary hospital since 2005. She is also the Chair of the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council. Angela has a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University. She is committed to helping pet owners make good decisions about the health care of their pets regardless of their financial situation.

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