AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced two recalls Tuesday morning:

* Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. of Wilton, Conn., is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.

Only these specific code dates of this product are involved:

Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.

Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.

Consumers can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For questions contact Blue Buffalo at 1-888-667-1508 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or by email at [email protected]

Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

 * Zenobia Company LLC of Yonkers, N.Y., is recalling ground flax seed meal because of the potential salmonella contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The product was distributed nationwide through online mail order between June 15, 2015, and Nov. 4, 2015. The product is packaged in resealable plastic bags of the following sizes: 4 ounces and 16 ounces or 50 pounds bulk. UPC #’s 00575004, 00575016, 00575111

No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after the company’s supplier notified them that ground flax seed meal potentially containing salmonella was shipped to them unknowingly.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to discard it and contact the company for a full refund. For questions contact the company at 1-877-890-5244, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. 


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