Be careful if you own a cat. Three Purina brand food products are subject to a recall throughout France, indicates the government site ReminderConso. They could present a danger for the animal in the event of ingestion.
Here are the affected products:
– PURINA ONE Junior from 1 to 12 months, made with selected chicken, sold in 1.5kg packs between December 18, 2021 and April 13, 2022;
– PURINA PRO PLAN Original Kitten 1 to 12 months, rich in chicken, sold in packs of 3kg, 10kg and 400g between November 20, 2011 and April 13, 2022;
– PURINA PRO PLAN Sterilized Adult 1+, rich in salmon, sold in packs of 10kg + 2kg offered, 3kg and 400g between November 20, 2011 and April 13, 2022;
These cat kibbles have been recalled because they show traces of a residue (2-CE) from the water treatment used by a Purina supplier.
It is strongly advised not to feed your cat with these products and to destroy them. In the event of a problem, or to obtain a refund, two numbers are available: the 0806 800 361 for Purina products and 0800 226 462 for Purina Pro Plan products.
Diarrhea and vomiting
Our colleagues from France 3 collected several testimonies from individuals and association leaders implicating Purina. Many cats “suddenly suffer from diarrhea that you can’t stop. We tested them and it’s not typhus”, warns an association president in the Somme, referring to an “unprecedented situation”. “A kitten is still hospitalized and another died, she had seen the vet in the morning and was in great shape. »
Other accounts of cats vomiting yellow bile and suffering from respiratory problems. “With typhus it’s not as overwhelming. There, he (the cat) was looking everywhere, as if his neurons weren’t working. The veterinarians do not explain it, ”says another shelter president.
For its part, Purina defends itself by asserting that the presence of the water treatment residue is not specifically dangerous for the health of cats. “These traces would not present any acute (or immediate) risk, nor chronic because it would then imply a long-term exposure”, declares the company to France 3.