Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. There is a full list below and some photos of the packaging. Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures.
The FDA post is dated 4th June 2015. This information from that post and the manufacturer’s website. Any cat experiencing the symptoms listed above should be taken to the vet immediately. To June 4th there have been 11 reports of illnesses linked to these products.
Below is the list of products to be recalled.
|Single Pack||Unit UPC Code||Best By Dates Thru|
|PAW LICKIN’ CHICKEN & LIVER (2.8 oz.)||071190007032||AUG 17 2015|
|OCEAN FISH & CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz.)||071190007049||DEC 1 2016|
|OCEAN FISH–A–LICIOUS (2.8 oz.)||071190007056||DEC 1 2016|
|TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz.)||071190007063||DEC 1 2016|
|LIP SMACKIN’ SARDINE ‘N MACKEREL (2.8 oz.)||071190007070||DEC 1 2016|
|Multi Packs – 12 Count||Unit UPC Code||Best By Dates Thru|
|CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups)||071190007773||DEC 1 2016|
|OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups)||071190007780||DEC 1 2016|
The “UPC” code is found at the bottom of the cup. The best by code is on the side.
Jeff Watters, CEO of Ainsworth said:
“At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority…..For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties. Rest assured we have implemented additional operating procedures to prevent an issue like this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologize to our loyal consumers everywhere.”
You can contact the company direct here.