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Pet Food Recalls

Unfortunately, pet food recalls are a regular fact of life these days. From mold and bacteria (like Salmonella), to toxic substances and actual objects in the food (like metal pieces), the list of contaminants is nearly endless. And while some may just cause an upset stomach, others may be life threatening!

 

There are three good web sites for current pet food recall information (as well as our list below): The FDA Recalls and Withdrawals site and Pet Food Industry.com, and Dogfoodadvisor.com (and all three allow you to sign up for recall alerts).

 

Find current dog food recall and cat food recall and withdrawal information posted from the FDA and petfoodindustry.com are below (the petfoodindustry.com list is an addition to the FDA list). We will try to keep this page updated regularly, but please let us know if you hear of anything not listed!

Recalls By PawDiet.com

Current Pet Food Recalls and Withdrawals

TruDog Withdraws Dog Food Due to Salmonella

 

April 18, 2018 — TruDog is withdrawing one lot of its freeze-dried dog food from the market because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Being Withdrawn?

The affected product appears to include a single batch of TruDog BoostMe Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer (Booster) identified only as Lot #2019053113815.

What to Do?

According to Food Safety News, “TruDog asks its customers to call the company at 800-476-8808 to obtain a refund or a product exchange.”

Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall | April 2018

 

April 16, 2018 — Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling two of its Vital Essentials freeze-dried dog foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

What’s Recalled?

The following affected products were distributed in the continental USA through independent retailers and via online retailers Chewys.com and Amazon.com through direct delivery.

  • Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers
  • 6 oounce (170 g) package size
  • Best by date: 06/04/2019 or 06/20/2019
  • Lot #: 13815
  • Product UPC: 033211006059

 

  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs
  • 5 pound (2.27 kg) package size
  • Best by date: 12/27/18
  • Lot #: 13816
  • Product UPC: 033211008817

    What to Do?

    Vital Essentials encourages consumers to discard the affected products included above safely in a covered trash receptacle.

    Contact your retailer for a replacement or refund.

    No other Vital Essentials products are subject to this voluntary recall.

    If you have questions, please contact the company at 920-370-6542.

K9 Natural Dog Food Recall

 

April 13, 2018 — K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling 4 batches of its K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast that were imported into the US in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products include:

  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast
    2.2 pound bags
    Shipped to distributors in WA, CA, TX, CO
    Distributed to pet specialty retail stores
    Batch number: #170517 | Expiration date: 17NOV2018
  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast
    11 pound bags
    Shipped to distributors in WA, CA, TX, CO, PA
    Distributed to pet specialty retail stores
    Batch number: #150517 | Expiration date: 15NOV2018
    Batch number: #160517 | Expiration date: 16NOV2018
    Batch number: #170517 | Expiration date: 17NOV2018

Batch numbers and expiration dates are stamped in the bottom left on the back of the pack.

What to Do?

Purchasers are encouraged to check the batch code to see if their product was affected.

Pet owners who have product matching these batch codes should stop using the product and return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-345-4680 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM PT and ET, and Saturday through Sunday, April 14-15, 2018, 8 AM to 5 PM PT and ET.

Or by email: info@k9natural.com

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