press release

June 5, 2015

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

Philip Tracey
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 774-4434
[email protected]


Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (June 5, 2015) – Following a recall by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company 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 Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 1.877.650.3486. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1.800.767.7772. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit or