Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is recalling a limited number
of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat
Food because some of the bags have been found to be contaminated with
recalled cat food was from a single production run and shipped in
December 2010 to customers, including Walmart and Kroger, in 12 states
— California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin — who may have
further distributed the product to other states.
Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said it became aware of the contamination as a result of samples collected in several retail stores.
The recalled bags are:
— Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+; 3.5 lb.; best-by date of May 2012; production code 03341084; bag UPC code 17800 01885
— Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+; 3.5 lb.; best-by date of May 2012; production code 03351084; bag UPC code 17800 01885
— Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+; 7 lb.; best-by date of MAY 2012; production code 03341084; bag UPC code 17800 01887
— Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+; 7 lb.; best-by date of May 2012; production code 03351084′ bag UPC code 17800 01887
The best-by date and production code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.
Purina advises consumers who have purchased Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity
7+ Dry Cat Food products with these specific best-by date and
production codes to discontinue feeding the product and discard it.
can not only affect animals eating the product, but also humans who
handle the contaminated product. 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 may experience 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.
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.
For further information or to obtain a product refund, call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 or visit www.purina.com.