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Nestlé Purina Recalls Dry Cat Food in Three States

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These bags of dry cat food 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 reports of illness.

The recall involves: 

– Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food: 6.3 lb. bag; best by August 2012; production code 10331083 13; bag UPC code 17800 11320

– Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food: 3.15 lb. bag; best by August 2012; production code 10381083 06; bag UPC code 50000 08450

– Friskies Grilllers Blend Dry Cat Food: 16 lb. bag, best by August 2012; production code 10381083 06; bag UPC code 50000 57578

No other Purina cat or dog products are involved in the recall.

Consumers who have purchased any of these dry cat food products with these “best by” dates and production codes should discard them.

For further information or to obtain a product refund, call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purina.com.

Salmonella can affect animals and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

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.

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  • Minkpuppy

    Dangnabbit! It’s bad enough with all the people food recalls and outbreaks. Now I’ve got to go home and check the cat food bag as well. Just bought a bag of the Cat Chow Naturals for the little furballs last night. *sigh*

  • http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/ralston.html CatMom

    Check out consumeraffairs.com. Mannnnny complaints of seriously ill cats and dogs that have been fed Purina/Ralston products.