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Nationwide recall of certain cat food products due to potential health risk to pets

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Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 15, 2015

Nationwide recall of certain cat food products due to potential health risk to pets

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products, sold in Georgia, for potential health risk to cats. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the recall notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition recalled five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption in cats usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

To date, there have been there have been 11 reports of illness associated with these products. None of these reports have come from Georgia.

The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find the code and use by dates on the top of each package. Two variety packs that contain some of these recalled products (the Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, and the Ocean Lovers Variety Pack) will also be recalled. The recalled products are distributed nationwide. No other Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products are affected by this recall.


Single Pack

Unit UPC Code

Best By Dates Thru

PAW LICKIN CHICKEN AND LIVER (2.8 oz)

071190007032

AUG 17 2015

OCEAN FISH AND 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 AND 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

Ainsworth is working to ensure the removal of all affected products from store shelves. Retailers with affected products are asked to contact 888-943-4218 for additional information. Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to contact Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 877-650-3486 or visit www.nutrishforpets.com/newsdisclaimer. Representatives will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

This is one of several recalls impacting Georgia this week. To view a comprehensive list, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.

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About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.