Aug
1
2012

Over 1,000 cartons of cat treats are being recalled due to fears of proplylene glycol.

Proplylene glycol can reduce red blood cell survival time (anemia) and make the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage.

Arthur Dogswell LLC, is voluntarily recalling 1,051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because of the potential to contain propylene glycol.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13 through June 14, 2012.

This product is packaged in a re-sealable 2 ounce orange plastic bag with a clear window. The VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins lot codes affected are as follows: SEW12CH032701/03c and SEW12CH032702/03c with a best before date of 09/10/13 and 09/11/13, respectively (UPC code 8 84244 00057 2). Lot codes can be found on the bottom right backside of the package.

"We are taking this voluntary action because it is in the best interests of our customers and their feline companions," Marco Giannini, CEO and founder, said in a news release. "We will be working with the FDA in our continued commitment to ensure that we meet FDA guidelines."

The recall resulted from a routine surveillance sample collected by the Company and the Food and Drug Administration. Arthur Dogswell has ceased distribution of the affected product.

Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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