Voluntary Consumer Recall of WHISKAS® 4kg Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food in New Zealand and product shortages

At Mars Petcare, product quality and food safety for the pets we feed is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall one type of WHISKAS® dry cat food bags because they were made with raw ingredients that do not meet our stringent internal quality specifications.

The information below identifies affected product by SKU number and batch. Please discontinue feeding WHISKAS® 4kg Meaty Selections with these batch numbers and best before dates and contact our Consumer Care Team for further instructions.

This recall affects Whiskas 4Kg Meaty Selections only.  

Consumers with further questions are encouraged to call our Mars Petcare consumer care team on 0800 440 111 between the hours of 10:30am – 6:30pm weekdays.


The list below identifies affected product by "BEST BEFORE" date. This information will appear on the front of the bag as shown here

Description Batch Best Before date (MMDDYY) UPC/Barcode
Whiskas Meaty Selections 5 x 4kg 124DOBPP02 061722 58496701246
Whiskas Meaty Selections 5 x 4kg 124DZBPP02 061722 58496701246
Whiskas Meaty Selections 5 x 4kg 124EOBPP02 061822 58496701246

Due to quality precautions, we anticipate a significant out of stock across WHISKAS Dry cat food range. While we work on replenishing the WHISKAS shelves in the next few months, you can find a delicious alternative in IAMS Cat Food, DINE range and WHISKAS Wet range.

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