Cat Food Recalled in 25 States

Lack of an essential ingredient leads a cat food maker to recall several products.

By Anastasia Thrift | Posted: March 11, 2013, 8 a.m., EST

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Diamond Pet Foods is recalling certain bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food after internal tests showed a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1), an essential nutrient. The recall, issued Sunday, affects product in 25 states.

Thiamine maintains normal nervous system function in cats. Cat thiamine deficiency can appear gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency might include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include cervical ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, ataxia (wobbly walking), falling, circling and seizures.

The products were distributed to customers located in 25 states, listed below.

People who have the recalled products should return or discard them immediately. The following products are subject to the recall:

 Product
 Size  Prod.Code  Best By
 State(s)
 
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula
 
   18 lb. bags
 NGF0703  
 10-Jul-2013  Massachusetts
 
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula
 6 lb. bags  NGF0802   
 15-Aug-2013, 16-Aug-2013
Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
 Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula  6 lb. and
18 lb. bags
 NGS0101   
03-Jan-2014, 04-Jan-2014 Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula 6 lb. and
18 lb. bags  
NGS0702   
10-Jul-2013 Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Premium Edge Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples,
6 lb. and 18 lb. bags
MKT0901   
26-Sept-2013, 29-Sept-2013, 30-Sept-2013, 02-Oct-2013,
Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bags MKT0901   
30-Sept-2013 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
4health All Life Stages Cat Formula 5 lb. and
18 lb. bags
NGF0802   
14-Aug-2013,
18-Aug-2013
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
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tish    harpers ferry, WV

8/24/2013 1:52:07 PM

Opps, forgot to add that when my cats became sick, it was when they were eating Iams but the food wasn't the recalled lot. I thought that canned was just as bad as the dry. Never heard of EVO. Is the food as good as Blue? Thanks

tish    harpers ferry, WV

8/24/2013 1:49:39 PM

I'm concerned if friskies is part of any recalls. I sometimes buy it for my cats (as a treat). I normally use Iams and Blue. For the past 2 months, 3 of 6 cats have become sick. Today, another has come down ill. I'm ticked that this is happening.

carley    north port, FL

6/21/2013 10:43:11 AM

What is this some kind of a scam? I`ve copied 3 times the code shown and got nowhere.I`m surpries that CAT Channel would pull such a thing.

Mary    Lavonia, GA

3/21/2013 9:21:44 AM

Diamond Brand pet foods are some of the worst on the market. Their brands of both cat and dog foods get recalled consistently and have for years due to improper nutritional values, contamination by pests, salmonella, you name it. And they apparently make no effort to improve their products. Stay away from Diamond Brand pet foods!

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