Limited Purina Cat Chow/Friskies Recall – Western States Only

June 27, 2011 |

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

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle 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:

Purina Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food RecalledProduct Name: Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food
Bag Size: 6.3 lb.
“Best By” Date & Production Code*: AUG 2012 10331083 13
Bag UPC Code: 17800 11320


Product Name: Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food
Bag Size: 3.15 lb.
“Best By” Date & Production Code*: AUG 2012 10381083 06
Bag UPC Code: 50000 08450


Product Name: Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food
Bag Size: 16 lb.
“Best By” Date & Production Code*: AUG 2012 10381083 06
Bag UPC Code: 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.

Salmonella 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 Nestle 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.

SOURCE Nestle Purina PetCare

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