press release

June 5, 2015

Contact:
Laura Jacobs
716-854-8182
[email protected]

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF RACHAEL RAY NUTRISH WET CAT FOOD

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Rachael Ray Chicken Lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food, 33.6 oz., UPC 7119000777, with Best By Dates thru Dec 1 2016
  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Ocean lovers Variety Pack Wet Cat Food, 33.6 oz., UPC 7119000778, with Best By Dates thru Dec 1 2016

Elevated levels of vitamin D result from the natural levels of vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas. Vitamin D is important in regulating calcium and phosphorous in a cat’s body. But, when ingested at very high levels, it can lead to serious health issues. Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12 – 36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 877-650-3486. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.