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    Exclamation Voluntary Recall of Limited Range of Dry Cat Food Products

    Today, Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO® MAX® Cat Dry Foods with “Best If Used By Dates” between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. The cat food is being voluntarily recalled in the United States and ten additional countries. This recall is due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium in our finished product resulting from a production error by a US-based premix supplier.


    Two mineral premixes were affected. One premix contained excessive levels of zinc and under-supplemented potassium. The second premix under-supplemented potassium. Both zinc and potassium are essential nutrients for cats and are added as nutritional supplements to NUTRO® dry cat food.


    This issue was identified during an audit of our documentation from the supplier. An extensive review confirmed that only these two premixes were affected. This recall does not affect any NUTRO® dog food products, wet dog or cat food, or dog and cat treats.


    Affected product was distributed to retail customers in all 50 states, as well as to customers in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Israel. We are working with all of our distributors and retail customers, in both the US and internationally, to ensure that the recalled products are not on store shelves. These products should not be sold or distributed further.


    Consumers who have purchased affected product should immediately discontinue feeding the product to their cats, and switch to another product with a balanced nutritional profile. While we have received no consumer complaints related to this issue, cat owners should monitor their cat for symptoms, including a reduction in appetite or refusal of food, weight loss, vomiting or diarrhea. If your cat is experiencing health issues or is pregnant, please contact your veterinarian.


    Consumers who have purchased product affected by this voluntary recall should return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another NUTRO® dry cat food product. Cat owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-833-5330 between the hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST, or visit

    www.nutroproducts.com.

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    The varieties of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO® MAX® Cat Dry Foods listed below with “Best If Used By Dates” between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010 are affected by this voluntary recall:


    http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nutro05_09.html


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    A full refund??? WOW!!! How generous!

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    Thanks for posting this, DK. My cat Dexter has one of these bags, will be taking it back to the store tomorrow. Thankfully, he hadn't had too much food from that bag yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco View Post
    A full refund??? WOW!!! How generous!
    As long as they don't recall beer, your cat should be fine.


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    Thank you for being so diligent DK. Although my cat does have this food, it appears her exact bag is not on the list. I hope they're not making a mistake on the expiration date and it isn't Aug '09 rather than '10 as stated.

    Thank goodness. I already lost my beloved dog Windy during the first pet food mess. I'd probably loose it if I lost my sweet Cindi.


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    Thanks for posting DK! I hadn't heard anything about it. I used to feed the kitties Nutro but have since switched to Evo Innova. It is always a good idea to keep up with these things if you are a pet owner.

    Fran I am sorry you lost your dog. I couldn't imagine losing one of my kitties to something like that that could have been prevented. My fiance's mothers kitty died as a result of the contaminated pet food.
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