Grocery stores removed select varieties of Rachel Ray Nutrish wet cat food from shelves due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
The move followed a recall by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Inc.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Rachel Ray Chicken Lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food, 33.6 oz., UPC 7119000777, with best by dates through Dec. 1, 2016
- Rachel Ray Nutrish Ocean Lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food, 33.6 oz., UPC 7119000778, with best by dates through Dec. 1, 2016
Five other single-pack Nutrish items were also included in the recall.
"Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12 to 36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination and muscle tremors or seizures," said the Food and Drug Administration. Any cat experiencing symptoms should immediately be taken to a veterinarian.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
"For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties," said Ainsworth CEO Jeff Watters. "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."
For additional information, you may call Ainsworth's customer care team at: (877) 650-3486 or online.