The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced May 21 that Nutro Products was recalling its NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO® MAX® Cat Dry Foods with “Best If Used By Dates” between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. The cat food was recalled due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium.
Nutro Products discovered the issue while auditing documentation from a supplier. According to the press release issued by FDA, "zinc and potassium are essential nutrients for cats and are added as supplements to NUTRO®dry cat food." But cats who have eaten the recalled products can experience symptoms such as reduction in appetite or refusal of food, weight loss, vomiting, or diarrhea.
The product was distributed in all 50 states, as well as to Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Israel. Customers who bought the product should discard it.
Although the FDA has reported no illnesses associated with this recall, Nutro customers have rported illnesses among their animals associated with Nutro cat food at consumeraffairs.com. Images of the labels printed on the recalled Nutro cat food bags can be found on the FDA website.