Wellness Cat Food Recall


Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Cat Food | Posted on 01-03-2011

Wellness Cat Food Recall

Wellness Pet Food has issued a voluntary recall on February 28 for certain lots of canned cat food that may contain lower than adequate levels of thiamine/vitamin B1. Though the chances of developing a thiamine deficiency is remote, in an abundance of caution WellPet has decided to voluntarily recall product batches that may have been affected.

The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:

Wellness Canned Cat (all flavors and sizes) with best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13;

Wellness Canned Cat Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with best by date of 10NOV13 and 17NOV13.

From Tim Callahan, WellPet CEO:

“Please know, the vast majority of products tested had the appropriate levels of thiamine; however, with the number of recipes we offer, we did not want to make this more confusing. Therefore to avoid confusion and in an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all canned cat products with the specific date codes noted below. Cats fed only product with inadequate levels of thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.”

If you have cat food from these lots, you should stop feeding it to your cats. You may call WellPet at 1-877-227-9587 to arrange for return of the product and reimbursement. No other wellness products are affected.

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