Cat foods recalled for potential elevated Vitamin D – WTNH

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(WTNH) — A couple wet cat food products sold at Stop & Shop are being recalled because they may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Affected in the recall are:

  • 33.6-ounce packages of Rachael Ray Chicken Lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food with UPC 7119000777 and best by dates through Dec. 1, 2016
  • 33.6-ounce packages of Rachael Ray Nutrish Ocean Lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food with UPC 7119000778 and best by dates through Dec. 1, 2016

The supermarket says elevated levels of Vitamin D result from the natural levels of Vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas. They say Vitamin D is important in regulating calcium and phosphorous in a cat’s body, but when ingested at very high levels, it can lead to serious health issues.

According to Stop & Shop, symptoms of excessive Vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12 to 36 hours after ingestion and may include: vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. They say any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

Customers who have the above products should throw them away and bring their receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Stop & Shop says the above products have been removed from shelves.

For more information, call the Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 1 (877) 650-3486, Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1 (800) 767-7772, or click here.

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