Nestle Purina recalls cat food over salmonella contamination fears

August 1st, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Purina has recalled cat food over salmonella contamination fears. The product that has been recalled is called “Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ dry cat food”. This product was shipped to numerous shops in the December of last year.

The states which are affected by the recall are Iowa, Illinois, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Purina was forced to announce the recall after they took numerous samples of the dry cat food from many stores and then tested it for contamination. When the samples tested positive for salmonella then they were left with no choice but to announce the recall.

The cat food bags that are part of the recall are the 3.5 and 7-pounds bags in which the Expiry date is marked as May 2012. These bags are also stamped with the production code that is – 03341084. The UPC codes are also present on the contaminated bags and they are 17800-0-1885 and 17800-0-1887.

Nestle Purina released a statement about the recall and it said that, “there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products”.

Customers can get more information about the recall by calling 1-800-982-6559 or by checking out the company website at www.purina.com.

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