Nestle Purina recalls dry cat food due to Salmonella contamination

Nestle Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010. Some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food with both the “Best By” date and the production code shown are included in this voluntary recall.

Product Name Bag Size “Best By” Date & Production Code* Bag UPC Code
Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ 3.5 lb. MAY 2012 03341084 17800 01885
Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ 3.5 lb. MAY 2012 03351084 17800 01885
Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ 7 lb. MAY 2012 03341084 17800 01887
Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ 7 lb. MAY 2012 03351084 17800 01887

* “Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.

No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary recall. No other Purina ONE brand products are involved. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ brand products which match the “Best By” dates and production code above are included in this recall.

The product was sold in pet stores in the following states:

  • California
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food products with these specific “Best By” Date and Production Codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. 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 should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets 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, please contact the company directly at 800-982-6559 or visit www.purina.com.

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