Nestle Recalls Canned Cat Food

Nestle SA is voluntarily recalling one lot of canned cat food after a product sample by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated a low level of thiamine, or vitamin B1.

The recall is in response to one consumer complaint received by the FDA, though the company said it has not received any other complaints of thiamine-related or other health issues related to the product.

The recall applies to Nestle Purina PetCare’s Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management canned cat food with a “best by” date of June 2013 and the production code 11721159. The lot was distributed to veterinary clinics between June 2011 and May 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada and was not sold in retail stores.

Nestle Purina said cats fed this lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a deficiency of thiamine, which is an essential vitamin for cats.

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