Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food Recalled

Five varieties of the Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food have been voluntarily recalled.

Meadville, Penn.-based Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the company that makes the Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food, has voluntarily recalled five varieties of the product, due to the possibility of elevated Vitamin D levels. These varieties include Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Tuna Purrfection, Ocean Fish-a-licious and Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore. The recall will include the Chicken Lovers Variety Pack and the Ocean Lovers Variety Pack. This recall affects no other Rachael Ray Nutrish products.

While Vitamin D is good for cats, too much can pose health risks. The high level of Vitamin D was confirmed after tests were conducted by Ainsworth. The elevated levels are due to the Vitamin D that is found naturally in fish ingredients.

If you have purchased any of the above products, check your package for the following information [note: the UPC code is located at the bottom of the cup; the Best By date is on the side of the cup]:

Single Packs:
PAW LICKIN CHICKEN AND LIVER (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007032
Best By Dates Thru: AUG 17 2015

OCEAN FISH AND CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007049
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

OCEAN FISH A LICIOUS (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007056
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007063
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

LIP SMACKIN SARDINE AND MACKEREL (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007070
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

Multi Packs (12 count):
CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)
UPC Code: 071190007773
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)
UPC Code: 071190007780
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

If your cat has ingested any of these products, the symptoms to look out for include diarrhea or vomiting, an increase in thirst and urination and seizures or tremors. Symptoms usually appear within 12 to 36 hours of the cat eating the product. If your cat experiences any of these symptoms after eating the product, take him to the veterinarian immediately. To date, there have been 11 reported incidents related to this recall.

“At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority,” Jeff Watters, CEO, said in a statement. “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.”

Consumers with questions or concerns regarding this recall should contact Ainsworth’s Customer Care Team at (877) 650-3486, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST and Saturday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Consumers may also visit the Nutrish for Pets website.

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