Cans of Purina wet dog food have been recalled due to mislabeling that said it was a completely different type of food. Don’t worry, though, officials say the food is still safe for dogs to eat.
On Friday, the FDA announced Nestlé Purina PetCare Company was voluntarily recalling “Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat“ prescription wet dog food in 13.4 oz cans.
It can be identified by the UPC (38100 17599), production code (22581159 L4TR6) and “Best Before Sept 2024” date on the bottom of each can.
On Sept. 15, cans of a different dog food, Purina ONE True Instinct Tender Cuts In Gravy With Real Turkey & Venison wet dog food, were labeled as the prescription low-fat food in one of Nestlé’s factories.
While the mislabled food is safe to feed, it is not the intended prescription formula so some dogs with sensitivities to traditional foods may have trouble digesting it.
Several pet owners noticed the food looked different then what they remembered and told Nestlé.
There have yet to be any reports of illness or injury to dogs that were fed the mislabeled food.
“We apologize to pet owners for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused,” Nestlé said in a statement. “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.”
If you have the mislabeled food, you are recommended to throw it away and replace it.