Alpo Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food Voluntary Nationwide Recall

Sometime after midnight on Saturday morning, March 31st, we received an update from Nestle-Purina that they are voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food. Here is a portion of the statement from Nestle Purina:

Nestle Purina PetCare Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding their dogs ALPO Prime Cuts products with the date codes listed below and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009″ date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

Less than 300 PETCO stores in the chain carry these Alpo SKUs, and we are communicating this message to stores to remove the SKUs from their shelves.

Pet parents whose wet brands are temporarily unavailable for purchase can substitute a dry kibble formula from the same brand, or choose from a wide selection of other wet products available at PETCO including: Natural Balance, Natural Ultramix, Organix, Nature’s Recipe, Eatables, Halo Spot’s Stew, AvoDerm.

PETCO cares about the safety of your pet. If you have specific product questions or concerns about this Alpo recall, we are providing the contact numbers for Nestle Purina:

Nestle Purina 800-218-5898
For the full announcement visit http://www.purina.com/

Rick Rockhill
Merchandise Manager
Premium & Specialty Dog Foods

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