Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food for excessive amounts of Vitamin D. Consumers who have purchased these products should not feed it to their cats as it could cause serious illness. Eleven illnesses have been reported
The recalled varieties include single servings of Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel with UPC 071190007070and “best by” dates through DEC 1 2016; Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore with UPC 071190007049 and “best by” dates through DEC 1 2016; Tuna Purrfection with UPC 071190007063 and “best by” dates through DEC 1 2016; and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver with UPC 071190007032 and “best by” dates through AUG 17 2015.
The recall also includes 12-count multi-packs of Chicken Lovers Variety Pack with UPC 071190007773 and “best by” date through DEC 1 2016 and Ocean Lovers Variety Pack with UPC 071190007780 and “best by” date through DEC 1 2016
Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12 to 36 hours of ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.
After conducting a number of product tests, Ainsworth confirmed that the affected products have elevated levels of vitamin D. The high levels result from the natural levels of vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas.