Cat Food Recall

July 30, 2009

in Cats

Cat food recalls are meant to remove a cat food from circulation before any cats become ill from an identified risk in the cat food. The cat food recall may be issued after some cats have become ill or even died after eating the cat food. If there is a cat food recall, retailers give refunds to customers who purchased the product and pull the product from the shelves.

One cat food recall involved food that contained wheat gluten that was tainted with melamine. Melamine has many uses including the manufacturing of filters, plastics, and tiles. The tainted wheat gluten was imported from China.

After some cat illness and death was attributed to the melamine-tainted cat food, a cat food recall was issued. The people who were determined to be responsible for the presence of melamine in the animal feed were indicted.

Melamine has also caused other cat food recalls. In 2007, several cat food recalls were due to rice gluten imported from China that was contaminated with melamine.

Cat food recalls that are voluntary are by the choice of the cat food manufacturer. In those cases, the problem with the cat food is minor and does not have a significant risk cat health.

A recent voluntary cat food recall involved NUTRO Natural Choice Complete Care dry cat food. It affects dry cat food with best if used dates of May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. This cat food was found to have incorrect amounts of potassium and zinc.

Cat food safety is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additives and coloring used in cat food must be tested by the FDA before the cat food is introduced to the market.

Information about cat food recalls is available on the FDA website. The stores that sell the products have information on the cat food recall. A cat food recall is often announced in the news media.

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Deb/Az. October 22, 2009 at 1:06 am

there are about five or more cat foods that has been recalled.They are Eukunuba,Iams,Blue Buffalo,Hills,Sofisticat,Nature Balance,Marz petcare,Purina,Royal Cannin. I found these recalls on the internet.

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