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Safety and Recall of Dog Food

"Recall of dog food happens many times each year, across many companies and brand names. Use this guide to find your brand, symptoms to watch for and any recourse you might have. For a complete list, visit the FDA website listed below."

We hate to hear about the recall of dog food. It was shocking for many of us to learn that 53 brands of dog food and 42 brands of cat foods are made in the same manufacturing facility, have many of the same ingredients and unfortunately were subject to a 2010 recall that was making our pets ill. Since this time, we frequently update this information to make sure your pet is protected from future recall of dog food alerts.

The FDA continually updates a recall of dog food recall of dog food list.

2012 Recall of Dog Food and Treats (as of July 2, 2012)


June 30, 2012: Pedigree canned dog food recalled due to choking risk:

May 25, 2012 Urgent: Compounded Prescription Recall 1 Presence of microorganisms and fungal growth
  • May 21, 2012 UPDATED: CORRECTED BEST BEFORE DATE Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination 2 Salmonella
  • May 11, 2012 Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to A Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 3 Deficient Thiamine
  • May 11, 2012 Correction to Date Code in Natural Balance Pet Foods' Voluntary Recall Dated May 4, 2012 Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination 4 Salmonella
  • May 08, 2012 Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 5 Salmonella
  • May 07, 2012 Wellpet LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Recipe Of Dry Dog Food Due To Salmonella At Diamond Pet Foods' Facility 6 Salmonella
  • May 05, 2012 UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION Canidae Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella 7 Salmonella
  • May 05, 2012 UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination 8 Salmonella
  • May 04, 2012 Apex Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella - No Pet or Human Illnesses have been Reported Associated With Apex Dog Food 9 Salmonella
  • May 04, 2012 Natural Balance Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination 10 Salmonella
  • April 30, 2012 Kaytee Recalls Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 11 Salmonella
  • April 30, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Diamond Puppy Formula due to Possible Salmonella Contamination 12 Salmonella
  • April 26, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Dry Dog Food Due to a Potential Health Risk Recall is limited to one formula of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul distributed to 10 states 13 Salmonella
  • April 26, 2012 Limited Recall Of DuMOR Poultry Grower/Finisher Bags Containing DuMOR Poultry Layer 16% Crumbles Because of Possible Animal Health Risk 14 Incorrect packaging
  • April 09, 2012 Product Recall Information of Baby Bird & Baby Macaw Feeding Formula 15
    due to high levels of vitamin D
  • April 06, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported 16 Salmonella
  • March 29, 2012 The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Four Lots of Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake Fish Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 17 Salmonella
  • March 07, 2012 Cargill Animal Nutrition Conducts Regional Recall of Nutrena NatureWise Goat Pellets 18 Error in labeling (does not include "Decoquinate" on label)
  • March 03, 2012 Western Feed, LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall Of Feed Distributed In Nebraska And Wyoming 19 May contain monensin sodium (Rumensin)
  • December 13, 2011 Corrected Lot Numbers for Advanced Animal Nutrition Dog Power Dog Food Recall 20
    Updated February 2, 2012


  • 2011 Recall of Dog Food and Treats

    This might not be a complete recall of dog food list. Always refer to the FDA website.

    2010 Recall of Dog Food and Treats

    Kroger Cat, Dog and Kitten Food Recall - 12/18/10

    Kroger issued a press release on 12/18/10 indicating that afflatoxin, a toxic mold, has been found in a select group of pet foods sold in their stores. Here's the Kroger Pet Food Recall press release:

    KROGER RECALLS PET FOODS DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

    CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 18, 2010 – The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets.

    Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

    The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.

    Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall:

    Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California and Nevada.

    Kroger is recalling the following items:

     Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128

     Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357

     Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152

     Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580

     Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903

     Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566

     Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563

     Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018

     Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559

     Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code:1111000108

    Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops. If your pet shows any symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your veterinarian immediately.

    The safety of our customers and their pets is important to Kroger. The company is using its Customer Recall Notification system to alert customers who may have purchased these recalled products through register receipt tape messages and automated phone calls. Customers who have purchased a recalled item should not use it and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.

    Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

    Menu Foods Recall - 2/2007

    The most recent issue is from Menu Foods that imported wheat gluten from China that was tainted with aminopterin (rat poison) and melamine, a chemical used in plastics and fertilizer (only in Asia, no allowed in the US for obvious reasons). Menu Foods discovered the issue on February 2, 2007 and didn’t alert the public until March 16 at the earliest where they announced a recall on the 16th, 19th and 24th. MenuFoods has offered to pay medical expenses related to the recall. You can call them at 1-866-895-2708. I'm sure others will do the same.

    Recall of Dog Food Lawsuits

    Your ability to sue over injury due to a recall of dog food depends on the State you live in. Unfortunately in most States a pet is considered property with damages limited to the price you paid for your dog. If there is a class action lawsuit due to a recall of dog food, where all owners come together, there is a better chance of punishing the offending company.

    Recall of Dog Food Lists Available on the Internet

    With over 50 brands of Dog Food on the recall list your best bet is to click on this link which connects you to the official U.S. Government recall list - Food and Drug Administration Recall of Dog Food List . Not all products from affected brands are on the recall list.

    You can also check the recall list compiled by the American Veterinary Medical Association for dog foods recalled between March 15, 2007 and August 22, 2007 due to potential melamine contamination. No additional melamine-related recalls have been issued since August 22, 2007. This site contains links to each manufacturer where you can check for exact dates and lot numbers.

    Recall of Dog Food Symptoms

    If your dog shows signs of illness such as loss of appetite, acts tired (lethargy) or is vomiting; you should call or visit your veterinarian immediately. The American College of Internal Medicine (ACVIM) has recommended that dogs that ingested pet food that was on the recall list, whether showing signs of illness (lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia (weight loss, loss of appetite) or is showing no symptoms at all (asymptomatic) should be seen by their veterinarian. Your veterinarian will check the Kidney function of your pet, the most likely problem to be caused by tainted pet food.

    Symptoms usually appear within a couple of days of eating the food. The three most important dog food recall symptoms are tiredness (lethargy), loss of appetite and vomiting.

    Be sure to keep the food and the packaging of the recalled for so that you can check if the packaging matches the recall and if you need to take later legal action.

    Recall of Dog Food Important Links

    Food and Drug Administration (check here first)

    American Veterinary Medical Association List

    MenuFoods

    Iams and Eukanuba Pet Foods

    We will continue to update our recall of dog food list as new items come to our attention.


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