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OT:Voluntary Hills Feline Diet m/d-Dry Food Recall

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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30, 2007
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      For diabetes or obesity in cats.I don't know if anyone is feeding this or
      knows someone who is.



      Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription
      Diet� m/d� Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten

      Amy Thompson

      *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* -- Topeka, KS -- March 30, 2007 -- In accordance
      with its over-riding commitment to pet health and well-being, Hill's Pet
      Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry
      food from the market. Hill's is taking this precautionary action because
      during a two-month period in early 2007, wheat gluten for this product was
      provided by a company that also supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods. U.S.
      Food and Drug Administration tests of wheat gluten samples from this period
      show the presence of a small amount of melamine. Prescription Diet m/d
      Feline Dry represents less than one half of one percent of all Hill's

      *This is the only product Hill's currently sells in the United States that
      contains wheat gluten from any supplier. No other Hill's Prescription Diet(r)
      or Science Diet(r) products are affected by this voluntary recall. *Hill's
      Science Diet Savory Cuts Feline canned cat foods, manufactured by Menu
      Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution. Together
      with this earlier withdrawal, less than 1% of all Hill's products have been

      The voluntary recall of Hill's Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food
      involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product retrieval from
      sellers. This recall does not include Prescription Diet m/d Feline canned
      food which contains no wheat gluten.

      Consumers should stop using this product and return it for a refund. All
      Hill's products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a
      refund for recalled product.

      Hill's expects to resume shipment shortly of a reformulated version of this
      highly beneficial product that will not contain wheat gluten. Please check
      with your veterinarian for an alternative Prescription Diet until m/d Feline
      dry is reformulated and made available again.

      Following is a list of Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry products included in
      this recall:

      *Recalled product*

      *U.S.** & Canada UPC*


      Prescription Diet� m/d� Feline dry food

      52742 42770
      (all lot numbers)

      4 lb. bag

      Prescription Diet� m/d� Feline dry food

      52742 42790
      (all lot numbers)

      10 lb. bag

      Hill's has been fully cooperating with the FDA since the outset of its
      investigation and made the decision to voluntarily recall these products in
      consultation with the FDA. We deeply regret any concern that this has caused
      our valued customers.

      For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or
      visit www.HillsPet.com <http://www.hillspet.com/> for details.

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