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Cat Food Recall Initiated Across 25 States

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 14, 2013 Last Updated: March 16, 2013
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A cat food recall was issued this week by Diamond Pet Foods. The recall was due to low levels of Vitamin B1.

British shorthair cat 'Emma' looks out of her cage at the pet trade shows in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Sept. 07, 2012. (Martin Foerster/AFP/GettyImages)

British shorthair cat 'Emma' looks out of her cage at the pet trade shows in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Sept. 07, 2012. (Martin Foerster/AFP/GettyImages)

Diamond Pet Foods has recalled cat food across 25 states due the products’ lack of thiamine, or Vitamin B1—necessary for a cat’s survival.

The recall, which was voluntarily issued by the Meta, Mo.-based company, was initiated this week because there is potential for the products to have low levels of the vitamin.

“There have been no complaints regarding thiamine levels, or any other health issues, related to these products,” reads a press release from the company.

The recall affects Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food.

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The products were sent to customers in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

“At Diamond Pet Foods, we have a process where we continuously test our products, and this process allowed us to find the undesired levels of thiamine in some of our cat formulas. Our food safety protocols are designed to provide safe food on a daily basis,” Michele Evans, Diamond Pet Foods Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, said in a statement.

She added: “In the event an error occurs, we have the data to quickly alert pet owners, giving them the confidence they demand of a pet food manufacturer.”

Consumers who are concerned about their products are urged to call 888-965-6132, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit the website http://petfoodinformationcenter.com/.

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