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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company voluntarily retrieves a small amount of its Muse wet cat food "Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy", the company announced in a statement Friday.

The recall is "out of great caution" as some of the three ounce boxes "may contain rubber pieces that are transparent yellow with blue support, which can pose a potential choking hazard."

"We are pet owners and pet lovers." and our number one commitment is pet's health and well-being, the firm said in the statement that it was also posted on the US Food and Drug Administration website. "We just want products that meet our high quality standards in the pet's bowl."

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The release lists the recalled products that Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Grass in three ounce boxes:

  • Single three-ounce can with UPC code 38100 17199, best after date April 30, 2020 and number of numbers 8094116209 or 8094116210.
  • From a six channel black package with UPC code 38100 17780, best by date April 30, 2020 and lot number 8094179001. Only Natural Chicken can be affected.

No other Purina products are affected by this voluntary recall.

The company said it had not received any reports to date of injury or disease in cats having this product, and the recall was a precaution. It is recommended that consumers "throw away some of the affected product you may have and we will replace it," the statement said.

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The company said it was learned about the problem after receiving complaints from pet owners who saw rubber bits in the boxes.

"We have made changes to the process so that this will not happen in the future," Purina said in the statement.

For more information, call 1-800-982-3885.

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