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: 
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 
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 
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 
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

SOURCE  Nestle Purina PetCare 
Bill Salzman, +1-314-982-3806, or Keith Schopp, +1-314-982-2577, both of 
Nestle Purina PetCare 
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