ST. LOUIS, MO. — Nestlé Purina PetCare announced a voluntary recall of its Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat (PPVD EN Low Fat) wet dog food formula on Nov. 30. The recall is due to a labeling error.
On Sept. 15, 2022, cans of the company’s Purina ONE True Instinct Tender Cuts In Gravy With Real Turkey & Venison wet dog food were mistakenly labeled as PPVD EN Low Fat diets at one of Purina’s facilities. According to Purina, the mislabeled product is safe to feed, however, it is not the intended formula for dogs that need a prescription diet like PPVD EN Low Fat, which is specifically formulated for dogs that have food sensitivities and difficulties digesting fat.
The affected product is packaged in 13.4-oz cans and has a UPC of 38100 17599, a production code of 22581159 L4TR6, and a Best By date of Sept 2024 located at the bottom of the can. No other products are impacted by the recall. The mislabeled formulas were distributed to veterinary clinics and only available to consumers through a veterinary prescription.
Purina was made aware of the mislabeling after many customers contacted the company on a change in the texture of the PPVD EN Low Fat formula. PPVD EN Low Fat traditionally comes in a pate texture, while the mislabeled product consisted of chunks in gravy.
According to Purina and the US Food and Drug Administration, there have not been any reports of illness of injury to dogs fed the mislabeled product.
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