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:
- UPC# 2310034974 Pedigree + Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices
- UPC# 2310001913 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner
Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
- UPC# 2310023045 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices
May 25, 2012
due to high levels of vitamin D
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.
- December 14, 2011 Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. (Louisiana) recalls its 21% Dog Food
- December 13, 2011 Feeders Supply, Inc. Recalls Arrow Brand Dry Dog Food
- December 08, 2011
Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Power Dry Dog Food
- December 06, 2011
Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food
- December 06, 2011
P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food
- October 04, 2011
Thumb Oilseed Recalls Soy Flour (Utilized To Manufacture Human and Animal Food) Due To Salmonella Contamination
- August 08, 2011
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone (Item #29050, Lot 11031 Best by 30 Jan 2013) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- July 29, 2011
Ridley Block Operations Announces Voluntary Recall in Oklahoma and Texas
- June 03, 2011
Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- May 28, 2011
Primal Pet Foods Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula With A "Best By" Date Code Of 043112-17
- May 17, 2011
Boss Pet Recalls Pig Ear Products Because of Possible Health Risk
- May 17, 2011
BLACKMAN INDUSTRIES, INC. RECALLS PRIMETIME BRAND 2 CT., AND 5 CT. PREMIUM PIG EARS AND KC BEEFHIDE BRAND 20 CT. PREMIUM PIG EARS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK.
- May 03, 2011
Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. Recalls Pig Ears for Pet Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- March 08, 2011
Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- February 28, 2011 Wellpet LLC Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots Of Canned Cat Food
- January 28, 2011
MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS JR TEXAS TAFFY PET TREAT (ITEM # 27077, ALL LOTS UP TO AND INCLUDING 10364) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK2
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.
- October 21, 2010
Western Milling LLC Voluntarily Recalls Universal Turkey and Kruse G.B. Turkey Grower Feeds Because of Possible Health Risk to Animals
- October 08, 2010
Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D<
- September 03, 2010
The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- August 31, 2010
P&G Voluntarily Recalls a Small Amount of Dry Cat Food
- August 29, 2010
P&G Recalls Small Number of Bags of Cat Food From Stores in Loveland, Colorado
- August 13, 2010
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Filet Squares & Texas Hold’ems 10oz Bag (Item # 60016 All Lots) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- August 03, 2010
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- July 30, 2010
P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk
- July 27, 2010
Biggers; Callaham, LLC DBA Mice Direct Recalls Frozen Reptile Feed Because of Possible Health Risk
- July 25, 2010
P&G Recalls Two Lots of Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food due to a Possible Health Risk
- July 15, 2010
Feline’s Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination
- July 02, 2010
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Beef Filet Squares 10oz Bag (Item #60016 Lot # 10084TL7 Best By March 24, 2012) Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- July 02, 2010
United Pet Group Voluntarily Expands Recall of Nutritional Supplements For Dogs to Include Additional Tablet and Powdered-Form Products for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- July 01, 2010
Feline’s Pride Issues Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination
- June 22, 2010
United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- June 18, 2010
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food Due to a Possible Health Risk
- June 18, 2010
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Kent Feeds Swine Products
- June 09, 2010
P&G Recalls Specific Canned Cat Foods Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- June 02, 2010
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Undertakes Limited Recall of Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated
- April 16, 2010 Purina Mills Undertakes Limited Recall of Strategy® Horse Feed and Layena® Poultry Feed<
- April 12, 2010
Response Products Voluntarily Recalls Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
- March 08, 2010
Nature's Variety Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall to Include All Raw Frozen Chicken Diets with Any "Best If Used By" Date On or Before 2/5/11
- February 12, 2010
Nature’s Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Raw Frozen Chicken Diets With A “Best If Used By” Date Of 11/10/10
- January 14, 2010
FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet Care
Menu Foods Recall - 2/2007The 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 LinksFood and Drug Administration (check here first)
American Veterinary Medical Association List