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Royal Canin’s Feline Prescription Food Recalled

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Royal Canin Canada says it is recalling all of its Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula prescription canned cat food.Pet food company Royal Canin Canada says it is recalling all of its Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula prescription canned cat food.

Pet food company Royal Canin Canada says it is recalling all of its Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula prescription canned cat food because one production lot contains contaminated wheat gluten.

This product is produced for Royal Canin Canada by the Ontario, Canada, plant of Menu Foods, the company that’s recalling nearly 100 pet food products due to a contamination of the industrial plastic melamine in wheat gluten used in many pet food products.

Although only one production lot is believed to be affected, Royal Canin Canada says that to eliminate any risks to cats, it’s proactively advising veterinary clinics to remove all of the Feline Dissolution Formula cans.

To date, the company says it has not received any reports of illness in cats eating the product, but that it will provide financial reimbursement for veterinary costs to veterinary clinics that treat any animals made sick by the product.

Royal Canin says that its Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula product is the company’s only wheat gluten-containing canned product, therefore it’s the only Royal Canin or Medi-Cal product being recalled.

“Once melamine was identified as a contaminant by the FDA on March 30, we immediately implemented a screening program for raw materials and finished goods including Feline Dissolution,” said Xavier Unkovic, Royal Canin Canada chief executive officer. “Feline Dissolution canned product in our warehouse tested negative for melamine. Unfortunately, the one code lot of Feline Dissolution Formula canned that was affected had already been shipped.”

For more information, call 866-494-6844.

Posted: April 11, 200711/7/2012 10:07 AM

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