Nestle Purina PetCare Co. recalled select bags of its Cat Chow and Friskies brands of dry cat food over concerns of Salmonella contamination.
The food was shipped to distributors in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon, USA, and in turn, may have been distributed to other western states, according to the company.
The recalled products are a 6.3-pound bag of Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food (UPC 17800), and 3.15- and 16-pound bags of Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food (UPC 50000). All products have a “Best By” date of “AUG 2012,” and are marked with a date and production code of “10331083 13” or “10331083 06."
Nestle said there have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness, but that customers who purchased the affected products should throw them away and contact the company for a refund at +1.800.982.6559 or visit Nestle's website for information.
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