press release

June 5, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jamie Miller
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GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF RACHAEL RAY NUTRISH WET CAT FOOD

Landover, Md. (June 5, 2015) – Following a recall by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Inc., Giant Food, LLC 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 these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant 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 Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.