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Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Reiterates Only One Product Recalled, Prescription Diet(TM) m/d(TM) Feline Dry Food

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2007-04-02 07:25:26     
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. today is issuing this press release directly to veterinarians and pet owners to clarify a potentially confusing headline in a press release issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 30, 2007. To ensure complete understanding by consumers and veterinary professionals, Hill's is reiterating that there is only one product affected by Hill's voluntary recall announcement yesterday: Hill's Prescription Diet(TM) m/d(TM) Feline Dry Food. This is the only product Hill's currently sells in the United States and Canada that contains wheat gluten from any supplier. No other Hill's Prescription Diet(R) or Science Diet(R) products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Hill's took this voluntary action to recall Hill's Prescription Diet(TM) m/d(TM) Feline Dry Food in consultation with the FDA which reports the detail of this single product recall on its web site. However, some consumers and veterinarians have been confused by the headline on the FDA press release.

Hill's Pet Nutrition's press release from yesterday, March 30, 2007, accurately reflecting all the details of this matter, appears below and at Hillspet.com. For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1- 800-445-5777 or visit http://www.HillsPet.com for details. Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription

Diet(TM) m/d(TM) Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten

TOPEKA, Kan., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In accordance with its over-riding commitment to pet health and well-being, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. Hill's is taking this precautionary action because during a two-month period in early 2007, wheat gluten for this product was provided by a company that also supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests of wheat gluten samples from this period show the presence of a small amount of melamine. Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry represents less than one half of one percent of all Hill's products.

This is the only product Hill's currently sells in the United States that contains wheat gluten from any supplier. No other Hill's Prescription Diet(R) or Science Diet(R) products are affected by this voluntary recall. Hill's Science Diet Savory Cuts Feline canned cat foods, manufactured by Menu Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution. Together with this earlier withdrawal, less than 1% of all Hill's products have been affected.

The voluntary recall of Hill's Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product retrieval from sellers. This recall does not include Prescription Diet m/d Feline canned food which contains no wheat gluten.

Consumers should stop using this product and return it for a refund. All Hill's products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for recalled product.

Hill's expects to resume shipment shortly of a reformulated version of this highly beneficial product that will not contain wheat gluten. Please check with your veterinarian for an alternative Prescription Diet until m/d Feline dry is reformulated and made available again.

Following is a list of Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry products included in this recall:

Recalled product U.S. & Canada UPC Size
Prescription Diet(TM) 52742 42770 4 lb. bag
m/d(TM) Feline dry (all product numbers)

Prescription Diet(TM) 52742 42790 10 lb. bag
m/d(TM) Feline dry (all product numbers)

Hill's has been fully cooperating with the FDA since the outset of its investigation and made the decision to voluntarily recall these products in consultation with the FDA. We deeply regret any concern that this has caused our valued customers.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit http://www.HillsPet.com for details.

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Prescription Diet(R) brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Science Diet(R) brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded nearly 60 years ago by one veterinarian's unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's has never wavered from their mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great tasting pet foods, so pet owners can follow the recommendations of the veterinary health care team. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. Visit HillsVet.com for more information on Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition(TM) products.

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