Hartz announced a recall on November 2 for a specific lot of Hartz Vitamin
Care for cats because of salmonella concerns. Here is the release from their
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of
Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats due to concerns that one or more bottles within
the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is
fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary
The product involved is 3600 bottles of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats, lot
code SZ-16371, UPC number 32700-97701, which was manufactured by a third
party manufacturer, UFAC (USA), Inc., in Baconton, Georgia. While normal
testing conducted by Hartz and UFAC has not revealed the presence of
Salmonella in any Hartz products, sampling conducted by the FDA did detect
the presence of Salmonella. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source
of the problem.
Although the company has not received any reports of animals or humans
becoming ill as a result of coming into contact with this product, Hartz is
taking immediate steps to remove the product from all retail stores and
distribution centers. Cat owners should check the lot code on their bottles,
and, if the code is not visible, or if the bottle has lot code SZ-16371
imprinted thereon, they should immediately discontinue use of the product
and discard it in a proper manner.
Consumers can contact
1-800-275-1414 with any questions they may have and to obtain
reimbursement for purchased product.
This is 11/03/2007 from Itchmo's.
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