Royal Canin Canada Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food Products That May Contain Contaminated Rice Protein Concentrate



    GUELPH, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Following Royal Canin USA's discovery of
a melamine derivative in rice gluten in some of its dry pet food products and
its decision to recall these products, Royal Canin Canada has decided to
remove Sensible Choice Diet and certain veterinary prescribed specialty diet
products from distribution.

    The following Royal Canin Canada products are being recalled:

    - ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET CANINE EARLY CARDIAC
    - ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET CANINE SENSITIVITY RC (Rice and Catfish)
    - ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET CANINE SKIN SUPPORT
    - ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET FELINE HYPOALLERGENIC HP
    - ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET FELINE SENSITIVITY RD (Rice and Duck)

    In the interest of pet safety, Royal Canin Canada has taken the proactive
measure to recall the products listed above.
    "We cannot express how devastated we are to notify pet owners of this
finding," said Xavier Unkovic, CEO Royal Canin Canada. "However, we feel that
this recall is necessary as we absolutely cannot put pets at risk."
    Based on today's announcement, pet owners should immediately stop feeding
their pets the Royal Canin Canada pet food products listed in this statement.
Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they are concerned about the
health of their pet. No other Royal Canin Canada diets are affected by this
recall and CONTINUE TO BE safe for pets to eat.
    Along with the recall announcement, Royal Canin Canada will no longer use
any Chinese suppliers for any of its vegetable proteins.

    Pet owners who have questions about this recall and other Royal Canin
Canada products should call 1-866-494-6844




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