Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Recalls Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food

A nationwide voluntary recall has been issued for five varieties of the Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food.

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If your cat has ingested any of the Nutrish products being recalled, contact your veterinarian.  Via FDA
If your cat has ingested any of the Nutrish products being recalled, contact your veterinarian. Via FDA
Cari Jorgensen

Five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food have been voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

The nationwide recall is due to an elevation in vitamin D levels, which is due to the natural levels of vitamin D found in some of the fish ingredients used in the cat food, according to a press release posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.

While vitamin D helps cats regulate phosphorus and calcium, too much of it can be detrimental to their health, the press release states. Cats exposed to high levels of vitamin D may experience increased thirst and urination, diarrhea or vomiting and seizures or tremors. If your cat has ingested any of the products listed below, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Symptoms may occur 12 to 36 hours after ingestion.

The varieties that are being recalled are:

Single Packs:
PAW LICKIN CHICKEN AND LIVER (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007032
Best By Dates Thru: AUG 17 2015

OCEAN FISH AND CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007049
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

OCEAN FISH A LICIOUS (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007056
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007063
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

LIP SMACKIN SARDINE AND MACKEREL (2.8 oz)
UPC Code: 071190007070
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

Multi Packs (12 count):
CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)
UPC Code: 071190007773
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)
UPC Code: 071190007780
Best By Dates Thru: DEC 1 2016

No other Rachael Ray Nutrish products are affected by this recall.

If you have purchased any Rachael Ray Nutrish product, check the package for the UPC code (found at the bottom of the cup) and the Best By date (found on the side of the cup).

Eleven illnesses have been reported to date, according to the press release.

The recalled Rachael Ray Nutrish products were distributed nationwide. Via FDA

The recalled Rachael Ray Nutrish products were distributed nationwide. Via FDA

“At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray Nutrish, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority,” CEO Jeff Watters said in a statement. “For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties. Rest assured we have implemented additional operating procedures to prevent an issue like this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologize to our loyal consumers everywhere.”

If you have any concerns or questions about this recall, contact the customer care team at Ainsworth. They can be reached at (877) 650-3486, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST and Saturday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Additional information is available on the Nutrish for Pets website.

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