Unapproved Substance in Cat Food Prompts Recall from Blue Buffalo

Unapproved Substance in Cat Food Prompts Recall from Blue Buffalo
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November 9, 2015

The Blue Buffalo Company is issuing a recall for pet food that may feature an unapproved substance.

The manufacturer announced that it would be voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats. The product in question may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cat food.

The product is packaged in two ounce, plastic pouches. The recall applies only to packages bearing the UPC 859610007820 with best-if-used by date of 04/24/2016 or 07/24/2016.

The affected product was distributed nationwide in the U.S. and Canada through pet specialty stores and e-commerce.

The FDA discovered the issue after testing one bag following a consumer complaint.

Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased the product being recalled may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Blue Buffalo by phone at (888) 667-1508 or by email at BlueBuffalo5883@stericycle.com.