NUTRO is in the News Again!

Nutro Recalls Puppy Food!

After receiving a notification that Nutro foods was once again recalling their pet food I made an online investigation. After visiting both the Nutro website and the FDA website, I came up empty and thought it was perhaps a rumor. But thank goodness for our good friends over at Consumer Affairs who made this a priority. After some thorough investigating Lisa Wade McCormick confirmed that Nutro has recalled certain types of puppy food after pieces of melted plastic were found in the production line. This affects both dry dog food and cat food products.

According to the article the source of the plastic was a worker’s bump cap (similar to a hard hat) that somehow made its way into the manufacturing process. NUTRO states that, “We immediately retrieved the affected pet food from our distributors, and only three sku’s reached retail stores.”

The company spokesperson went on the say: “Based on our extensive review, it is highly unlikely that any pieces of plastic made it into finished product. However, upon learning of the incident, we voluntarily retrieved all potentially affected products.

The spokesperson further stated that currently the only NUTRO food distributed was the NUTRO puppy food which was shipped to PETCO and PetSmart stores in Arizona and California. However, the NUTRO website states that the food was distributed to six other states.

Nutro recalls Puppy Food

Nutro recalls Puppy Food

Here is what the NUTRO website states:

For Immediate Release:

Nutro Products Voluntary Retrieval of Select Puppy Foods

Q: I heard that there may be plastic in some NUTRO® products. Is this true?
A: Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO® dry dog and cat food products. We immediately retrieved the affected pet food from our distributors, and only three sku’s reached retail stores. These were delivered to a small number of PetSmart and Petco stores. The specific products are listed below.
Upon discovery of the melted plastic, we immediately halted manufacturing and performed a thorough search of all equipment. We identified the source as a worker’s “bump cap,” similar to a hard hat, which inadvertently made its way into our manufacturing process.
Based on our extensive review, it is highly unlikely that any pieces of plastic made it into finished product. However, upon learning of the incident, we voluntarily retrieved all potentially affected products.

We strive to produce pet food of the highest quality and safety standards. Consumers who believe they have purchased potentially affected product should return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another NUTRO® product, or contact the Nutro Products Consumer Care team at 1-800-833-5330.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support for Nutro Products.

PRODUCT THAT MADE IT TO SELECT PETSMART STORES IN CA, AZ, CO, TX and NM ONLY

Product Name

UPC

Size

Best by Date

NUTRO® ULTRA™ Puppy food for dogs

79105 51313

4.5 LB

09/10/10

NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Chicken Meal, Rice and Oatmeal Formula Small Bites Puppy

79105 23050

5 LB

09/10/10


PRODUCT THAT MADE IT TO SELECT PETCO STORES
IN CA, NV, HI and UT ONLY

Product Name

UPC

Size

Best by Date

NUTRO® ULTRA™ Puppy food for dogs

79105 51315

30 LB

09/10/10

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