Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to A Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

 Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food  Due to A Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)  - U.S. Consumer & Veterinarian Contact: Nestle Purina Veterinary Resource  Center: 1-800-982-8837  - Canadian Consumer & Veterinarian Contact:  Nestle Purina PetCare:  1-866-884-8387  ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Nestle Purina PetCare (NPP) is voluntarily  recalling one specific lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight  Management canned cat food, available through veterinarians in the U.S. and  Canada.  This precautionary measure is being taken in response to one consumer  complaint received by FDA.  Analytical testing of the product sample by FDA  indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).  Purina has received no other  complaints of thiamine-related or any other health issues related to this  product.  Only cans with the following "Best By" date and production code shown are  included in this voluntary recall:   ___________________________________________________________________ |Product Name               |Can    |"Best By" Date & |Can UPC      | |___________________________|_______|_________________|_____________| |                           |Size   |Production Code* |Code         | |___________________________|_______|_________________|_____________| |                           |       |                 |             | |___________________________|_______|_________________|_____________| |Purina Veterinary Diets® OM|5.5 oz.|JUN 2013 11721159|38100 - 13810| |___________________________|_______|_________________|_____________| |(Overweight Management)    |       |                 |             | |Feline Formula             |       |                 |             | |___________________________|_______|_________________|_____________|  *"Best By" Date and Production Code are found on the bottom of the can.  Cats fed this affected lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for  developing a thiamine deficiency.  Thiamine is essential for cats.  Symptoms  of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or  neurological in nature.  Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include  decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.  In advanced cases,  neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending  towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and  seizures.  Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any  of these signs.  If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically  reversible.  This product was distributed to veterinary clinics between June, 2011 and May,  2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The product is not sold in retail stores.  No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary  recall.  No other Purina Veterinary Diets® products are involved, and only  Purina Veterinary Diets® OM canned cat food which match the "Best By" dates  and production code above are included in this recall.  Consumers who have purchased Purina Veterinary Diets® OM canned cat food cans  with these specific "Best By" Date and Production Codes should discontinue  feeding the product, and discard it.  At Nestle Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top  priority.  We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall.   For further information or to obtain a product refund, please contact Nestle  Purina as follows:  U.S. Consumers & Veterinarians:  Call toll-free 1-800-982-8837 Monday –  Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, or visit  www.purinaveterinarydiets.com.  Canadian Consumers & Veterinarians: Call toll-free 1-866-884-8387 Monday –  Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or visit www.purina.ca.    SOURCE  Nestle Purina PetCare  Bill Salzman, +1-314-982-3806, or Keith Schopp, +1-314-982-2577, both of  Nestle Purina PetCare  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2012/11/c6952.html  CO: Nestle Purina PetCare ST: Missouri NI: RET FBR FOD  
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