Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.

Below is the text of the announcement posted on Purina’s website:

We’re pet owners and pet lovers, and our number one commitment is the health and well-being of pets. We only want products that meet our high-quality standards in your pet’s bowl.

We became aware of the issue after receiving complaints from pet owners who observed the rubber pieces in the product. We have made changes to our process so this should not happen in the future.

While we have not received any reports to date of injury or illness to cats fed this product, we are conducting this voluntary recall as a precaution. We recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we will replace it.

The affected products were distributed nationwide and available for purchase at pet specialty and e-commerce retailers. We have asked our retailers to remove these affected products.

You can identify the product by the UPC, production code and “Best By” date on the bottom of the can. If you purchased a variety pack, only the Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy cans are included in the recall.

We’re here to ensure you have the best possible experience, so call us at 1-800-982-3885, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with any questions you may have. We know your pet is important to you, and they’re important to us, too.

No other Purina products are impacted by this voluntary recall. We apologize to our consumers for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused.

Voluntary Recall of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans

UPC Code 38100 17199 (single three-ounce can), lot id numbers 8094116209 and 8094116210

UPC Code 38100 17880 (6-can variety pack), lot id number 8094179001

Best by APR2020


FDA Recall Notice

You can find the FDA recall notice here.

If you have a can or packaging with the UPC, lot identification number and Best If Used By Date shown above, please discard any of the affected product and reach out to Purina directly at 1-800-982-3885 for assistance or visit their website.

4 Comments on Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in Three-ounce Cans Due to the Potential Presence of Rubber Pieces

  1. All my cats shunned canned food from the vet or higher end brands. I was delighted when my cat devoured the new Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals with Gravy. Thought I finally found a healthy choice I could live with. This announcement about Fancy Feast Muse having plastic pieces makes me worry that this might be affected at some point. Also want to know why there is now announcement on Chewy, Amazon or in supermarkets or pet stores?

  2. This kind of issue along with the fact that they make statements like this “our number one commitment is the health and well-being of pets. We only want products that meet our high-quality standards in your pet’s bowl.” is the reason I am making a second attempt to switch ALL my cats to food I prepare per the catinfo.org recipe.

    Marketing ploys like stuffing dry food bags with “raw” (freeze dried) and labeling it raw is just wrong! Adding vegetables like potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, rice, starches, etc is also just wrong! Cats do not eat fruits and veggies, and do not have the proper ability to digest these either. The problem I ran into recently is 1) the canned food we have been using for years has been discontinued, 2) the place I get the Instinct raw medallions could not get it in time (distributor out of stock – note they no longer sell the medallions in chain stores), 3) although the Instinct raw bites were available at some stores, they have changed the recipe making it now only 85% meat AND adding Dl-Methionine, a synthetic form of Methionine which is suspect in hypercalcemia, 4) most of the foods checked for a replacement item, yes, even the expensive “premium” brands, mostly contain fruits, veggies and/or starches I don’t want in my cats diet and 5) of those canned items I have tried here, none were really relished by the cats. At this time Friskies and Fancy Feast are being given to those who won’t eat the food we had been using – surprisingly neither of these seem to have the unwanted fruits and veggies!

    If these are “high-quality” items (note the image of the cans show “accented with tomato and carrot”, I would not trust anything they say!

    Fortunately dry food was eliminated here long ago (they were given both canned and dry back in the day, so transition was easier, but eventually had to be done “cold-turkey”.) Currently 3 have been eating the food I make for several meals, the others will take some time, although one (nicknamed piggy) has shown interest. Meanwhile, I ordered as much of the canned food we were using that I could afford/get at this time, so there are several months worth of that available!

    Hopefully I can get the others eating the food I make and this will eliminate changes in formulas, discontinuation of products, recalls and unavailability!

    Once again, I highly recommend that dry food is eliminated from your cats diet (it might take some time) or at the least reduce how much of it they eat and get them eating canned food. Also, read the ingredients, NOT the marketing crap on the cans/bags (they are all promoting GRAIN FREE, which it should have been all along!)

    Making your own food is not for everyone. It requires having a good grinder and access to the proper meats (do NOT use store ground meats! Market Basket, local in the NE area, does have frozen whole rabbit and duck. The rabbit isn’t always available, so I have requested they order 3/month for me, maybe more later!) Chicken thighs/legs/eggs are often on sale at the various stores here, and containers of liver and giblets are also available. Various vitamins and minerals are available in various places, sometimes local stores, definitely on Amazon.

    Beware of what’s in the food you feed your purrballs!!!

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