The Hartz Mountain Corp. of Secaucus, N.J., is voluntarily recalling a second specific lot of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats due to concerns that bottles within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
The product involved is 739 bottles of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats, lot code SZ 22771, UPC number 32700-97701.
Recent sampling conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected the presence of Salmonella, although it had not been detected under normal testing by Hartz and manufacturer UFAC (USA) Inc.
Hartz recalled a specific lot code of the vitamins late last year due to similar concerns. Both lot codes were manufactured by UFAC in 2007, and were removed from distribution last November. However, bottles from the second lot had been shipped to customers before it was removed from distribution.
At press time, the company had not received any reports of animals or humans becoming ill.
Hartz is offering reimbursement for purchased products. For details, contact Hartz at 800-275-1414.
Posted March 10, 2008, 7:16 p.m., EST