March 13, 2015 – [View all Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]
Company: Primal Pet Foods
- Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula
- Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag (UPC# 8 50334-00414 0) with Best By date 060815 B22
The testing of two bags of the above lot resulted in a low thiamine level.
- This is a voluntary recall by Primal Pet Foods.
- FDA tested this product in response to a single consumer complaint, found low levels of thiamine and alerted Primal Pet Foods.
- No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this recall. Only the product with the above Best By date and production code is included in this recall.
- Primal understands the need of adequate Thiamine level in their feline diet very seriously.
- According to Primal, they include Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder as a natural B-Complex supplement to ensure that adequate levels of Thiamine are met.
- Additionally, they also claim that Thiamine occurs naturally in other ingredients contained in their Feline Turkey Formula like Turkey Muscle Meat (including heart), Turkey Liver, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Collard Greens and Organic Squash.
What to do?
- If you have purchased this product, check the production code on the back of the bag to determine if the product has been recalled or not.
- Consumers who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their cats and call Primal at (866) 566-4652 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.
- Consumers with further questions should visit their website at www.primalpetfoods.com or call them at the above number.
About Thiamine deficiency in cats:
- Thiamine is essential for cats. Cats fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency.
- Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature.
- Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss.
- In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures.
- If your cat has consumed the recalled lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
- If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
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