Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: August 25, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Note: This article covers a recall that occurred in 2019. For up-to-date information on current pet food recalls, please visit the FDA’s recall website.
Out of an abundance of caution, in 2019, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company voluntarily recalled a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could have contained 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.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.