Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nutro Cat Food Recalled - Singapore

Dear Kitty pawrents and friends,

Nutro Cat Food has just been recalled by AVA. Please STOP feeding Nutro to your cats immediately!

The news article is below as we're afraid the link may be broken in future.


Taken from: Straits Times, http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_381120.html?vgnmr=1

Cat food recalled
By Serene Luo

CAT food under the Nutro brand of products has been recalled by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority here.

Mars Petcare, the parent company, had earlier this week announced a voluntary recall of the products in the United States, due to excessive zinc levels and under-supplements of potassium.

It said there had been a production error by one of its US-based premix suppliers.

The two affected mixes are: Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Dry Cat Foods and Nutro Max Cat Dry Foods.

The two mixes come in 28 different product varieties, and have 'best before' dates of between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010.

Pet owners who have bought the products are advised to stop giving their cats the food immediately, and should monitor their cats for symptoms such as lack of appetite, weight loss, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Should their cats show such symptoms, the owners are advised to take them to a veterinarian for medical treatment.

The AVA is also working with supermarkets and pet stores to pull the products from shelves, a spokesman said.


List of Pet Foods Recalled: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/6E2A85C7-1551-4AE7-B73E-841AE6C3317D/24062/RecallofNutroCatFood.doc

Afterthoughts by The 5 Rascals:

See! Many kibble companies claim their product to be 100% nutritionally balanced, and to be fed for life. This is exactly how nutritionally balanced they are.

Granted that the food we eat (though researched as thoroughly as we can) may NOT be 100% nutritionally balanced, at least we know the food we eat, prepared in our very own kitchen, is SAFE.

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