Purina Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food
Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. in St. Louis, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which might present a potential choking hazard.
"We became aware of the issue after receiving complaints from pet owners who observed the rubber pieces in the product," the company wrote in a statement. "We have made changes to our process so this should not happen in the future."
The company reported it has not received any reports to date of injury or illness to cats fed this product. However, Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. recommends that pet stores and pet owners discard any of the affected product they might have, and the company will replace it.
The affected products were distributed nationwide and available for purchase at pet specialty and e-commerce retailers. Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. has asked its retailers to remove these affected products.
The product can be identified by the UPC, production code and "Best By" date on the bottom of the can. For those consumers who have purchased a variety pack, only the Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy cans are included in the recall.
The UPC Codes on the recalled product is: 38100 17199 (single three-ounce can), the Best by date is APR2020, and the Production Code is 80941162.
No other Purina products are impacted by this voluntary recall.
"We apologize to our consumers for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused," the company added.