Product reminder: your pet should never eat this brand of croquettes, they are bad for their health!

A product recall doesn’t just affect human food. Indeed, according to a publication by Rappel Conso, Purina voluntarily withdrew two of its animal products from sale. This happened in the month of July 2022. These products in question are domestic cat kibble. They are suspected of containing traces of a residue from water treatment. Let’s see the details.

The PURINA rich in salmon

First, the salmon-rich PURINA® PRO PLAN® STERILIZED. 4 batches of these croquettes Nestle Purina PetCare Company are subject to a product recall. To be more precise, we are talking about kibbles for sterilized adult cats which are rich in salmon. They are sold in sachets of 400 g. They are also available in a 3 kg bag and a 10 kg bag + 2 kg offered.

Here is identification elements through which these products can be identified:

  • Batch : 1 324 091 108barcode: 7,613,036,075,534date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023
  • Batch : 1,324,091,104barcode: 7,613,033,560,064date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023
  • Batch : 1,325,091,106barcode: 7,613,033,564,642expiry date: 05/31/2023

The on-sale period of this product was between November 20, 2021 and April 13, 2022. It could be found in several points of sale located across France.

The PURINA rich in chicken

The other cat food is PURINA® PRO PLAN® Original Kitten 1 to 12 months, Rich in Chicken. Obviously, this is still a product of the Nestlé Purina PetCare company. 4 batches of these croquettes are subject to a product recall. They are found in 3 kg and 10 kg bags, but also in 400 kg bags.

To identify them, here is the information to remember:

  • Batch : 1 325 091 108barcode: 7,613,036,505,307date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023
  • Batch : 1,351,091,108barcode: 7,613,036,505,307date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023
  • Batch : 1,324,091,104barcode: 7,613,036,505,277date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023
  • Batch : 1,325,091,106barcode: 7,613,036,545,099date of minimum durability: 05/31/2023

In addition, we could find these batches of croquettes rich in chicken across France. The on-sale was between November 20, 2021 and April 13, 2022.

The reason for this product recall

This voluntary product recall is due to a possible presence of traces of a residue (2-CE). The latter would come from the water treatment used by one of the company’s ingredient suppliers. Indeed, after this recall campaign, these products are no longer usable.

If you have already purchased it, do not give it to your cat. It would be best to destroy it. For more information about this product recall, contact Purina Consumer Service at 0800226462.

The call is free via landline and mobile. In addition, this telephone number is not subject to a surcharge. The end date of the recall procedure is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

However, after this date, there will be no refund possible. Indeed, the reimbursement of the purchased product is part of the terms of compensation.

Violent poisoning

According to some sources, several cats in shelters near Rouen and in the Somme have been victims of violent intoxication. According to the testimonies of the two women, several kittens died violently due to diarrhea and hypothermia.

“He was a vegetable in hypothermia and he had trouble breathing,” said one of them.

Veterinarians seem to suspect cat feeding. These experts even said that these cats would have all consumed the Purina range, subject of this product recall. For his part, the industrialist swept aside these remarks with the back of his hand. According to Purina, there was no link between the recall of these products and the health status of these pets.

Purina clarified all the same the reasons for the withdrawal procedure. According to the pet food manufacturer, the procedure was only due to the suspicion of the presence of traces of residue in these products. According to the industrialist, it was just a precautionary measure.

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