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Cat food recalled for inadequate thiamine level

Press Release

ATLANTA - Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of some cat food.

Diamond Pet Foods is recalling some cat food it manufactured for Premium Edge because it contains an inadequate level of thiamine.

Diamond Pet Foods is recalling the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult cat food and Premium Edge Hairball cat food:  RAF0501A22X 18 lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6 lb. The date of manufacture is May 28, 2009.

Symptoms displayed by a cat with a thiamine deficiency may include incoordination or muscle weakness, paralysis of the hind limbs, seizures, lack of appetite, vomiting, ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, dilated pupils and abnormal eye movement called nystagmus. Any cats fed the recalled food that display these symptoms should be immediately taken to a veterinarian.

Veterinarians who diagnose any cat that has become ill from consuming the affected pet food are asked to file a report with the Food and Drug Administration.

To contact Premium Edge Pet Foods, please call 1-800-977-8797 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.  Anyone who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase.

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

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