Product recall: these croquettes suspected of having killed several cats

Three batches of the Purina kibble brand, sold between November 2021 and April 2022, have been recalled by health authorities. They are suspected of being the cause of poisoning with the 2-CE residue which would have caused the death of several cats.

Caution is in order. For several months, three batches of cat food from the Purina brand have been under the surveillance of the health authorities.

According to the official site, rappel.conso.gouv.fr, traces of 2-CE residue have been found in certain packages of the brand.

They could be responsible for the death of several cats due to food poisoning. The three batches have been officially recalled by the authorities.

PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE

Health authorities have called on all cat owners who feed their animals Purina brand kibble to check that they are not included in the three batches officially recalled as a health precaution.

Several suspicious cat deaths have indeed been reported by witnesses in Seine-Maritime and in the Somme, reports Le Parisien. The kibbles in question were sold between November 20, 2021 and April 13, 2022 in packs of 400 grams, 3 and 10 kg.

The batches concerned by the recall are “Purina Pro Plan Original Kitten 1 to 12 months, rich in chicken”; “Purina Pro Plan Sterilized Adult 1+, rich in salmon” and “Purina One Junior from 1 to 12 months, made with selected chicken”.

According to the first testimonies collected by France 3, the potentially contaminated cats would suffer from diarrhea and some would have been hospitalized.

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