Purina Recalls Cat Food Potentially Tainted with Rubber

April 1, 2019

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Purina Recalls Cat Food Potentially Tainted with Rubber
Image courtesy of Nestle Purina

St. Louis, MO-based pet food maker Nestle Purina PetCare Company issued a voluntary recall on March 29 for a small quantity of Muse brand canned wet cat food after the company determined some of the products could be contaminated with rubber pieces. 

The recall involves three-ounce cans of Muse Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy with a “Best By” date of April 2020 and a production code of 80941162. Rubber pieces found in the tainted products are translucent yellow with a blue backing and could choke animals who eat it. 

“We only want products that meet our high-quality standards in your pet’s bowl,” Purina said in an announcement released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “We became aware of the issue after receiving complaints from pet owners who observed the rubber pieces in the product. We made changes to our process so this should not happen in the future.”

No cats have been injured or killed from the impacted products thus far, according to the company. Purina suggests that consumers throw away the possibly contaminated products. The contamination has been limited to the one lot of Muse brand cat food. 

“We apologize to our customers for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused,” Purina’s statement said. 

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