Friday, August 5, 2011

Purina Recalls Select Bags of Cat Food

Nestle Purina PetCare Company issued a voluntary recall of certain 3.5 and 7-pound bags of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food, which was shipped to 12 states last December. This recall comes after it was discovered that some of the bags are contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled bags of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food contain a, "Best by," date of May 2012 AND one of the following production codes: 03341084 or 03351084. Recalled bags also contain one of the following UPC codes: 17800-01885 or 17800-01887. Best by dates and production codes are located on either the back or bottom of the bag.

If you have one of these recalled bags in your possession, you are advised to stop feeding it to your cat and dispose of the food right away.

Cats who contract Salmonella may present with fever, decreased appetite, and/or abdominal distress. If Salmonella is left untreated in cats, they may become lethargic, vomit, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and fever. If you notice your cat exhibiting any of these symptoms and he or she has eaten from a bag of the recalled food, seek veterinary care for him or her.

It should also be noted that humans can get Salmonella if they do not wash their hands thoroughly after handling contaminated pet food or coming into contact with surfaces that had contact with contaminated pet food. Symptoms of Salmonella in people may include: fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping. On rare occasion, Salmonella can result in more serious conditions in people, such as arthritis, eye irritation, muscle pain, arterial infections, urinary tract symptoms, and endocarditis. If you experience these symptoms after having had contact with the recalled product, please contact your doctor.

Contaminated bags of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food were shipped to: Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Indiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Minnesota. However, the distributors who received the contaminated bags of food may have shipped them to stores in other states as well.


CatChannel: Purina Cat Food Recall


  1. Thanks for posting this - I am thinking of posting a link to this post for you on my blog - it's very important!


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  2. I hope many people check out your posts. I posted a link.

  3. Thanks, Debby! That was really sweet of you! :)

  4. Thanks for posting this important recall info!

    Happy World Cat Day!

  5. At least the company was responsible enough to do the recall. That's a nice thing to think about.