Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Announcement: FDA recall notice dated Dec. 2, 2022 (archived here)
What was recalled: 13.4 oz. cans of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat (PPVD EN Low Fat) prescription wet dog food, UPC #38100 17599 — only cans stamped with “22581159 L4TR6” and best by date of SEPT2024
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is recalling a limited number of 13.4 oz. cans of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat dog food in due to a labeling error.
For a brief period on September 15, 2022, cans of a different complete and balanced adult dog food, Purina ONE True Instinct Tender Cuts In Gravy With Real Turkey & Venison wet dog food, were labeled as PPVD EN Low Fat in a factory.
The mislabeled diet is safe to feed, according to the company, but it is not the intended formula for dogs requiring a prescription PPVD EN Low Fat diet, who may have sensitivities to traditional diets or difficulty digesting fat.
The mislabeled product contains chunks in gravy, while the correct product looks more like a pate consistency.
Purina says it has not received any reports of illnesses in dogs fed the mislabeled product, which was distributed through veterinary clinics and other retailers with the ability to validate a prescription. If you have any of the mislabeled product at home, the company recommends throwing it away and getting a replacement.
No other Purina products are impacted by this voluntary recall.
“We apologize to pet owners for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused,” the company stated. “We’re pet owners too, and we know how important the health and well-being of our pets is, which is what led us to make this decision. We are taking action to investigate and notify pet owners and veterinarians of the situation.”
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