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February Is For Recalls

It seems like it’s feast or famine with pet food recalls. We can go for months without a dog food recall. Then suddenly we have multiple recalls in a short span of time. This month we’ve already had five and the month is only half over. Here’s a round up of what we’ve seen so far.

Metal/aluminum contamination in dog foods

These three brands issued voluntary recalls due to the presence of metal or aluminum contamination in their dog foods:

Giant Food Stores

  • Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice
  • 13.2 ounce can
  • UPC: 68826707501
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019
  • Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice
  • 13.2 ounce can
  • UPC: 68826700360
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019
  • Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon
  • 13.2 ounce
  • UPC: 68826700356
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

Return the affected product to the store for a full refund. For additional information, call 479-935-6145.

Blue Buffalo

  • Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables
  • 12.5 ounce can
  • UPC: 8-40243-10017-0
  • Codes: Best By August 3, 2020

If you have a can of this product you can return it for a full refund at your local retailer. For more information, please call Blue Buffalo at 866-800-2917.

See Buffalo Recall Details Here.

PetSmart Grreat Choice Adult

  • Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground
  • 13.2 ounce can
  • UPC: 7-3725726116-7
  • Lot: 1759338
  • Codes: Best By Best By 8/5/19

For more information about the voluntary recall or if you have any questions, contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638 between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST.

See PetSmart Recall Details Here.

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Pentobarbital in dog foods

The following two brands were recalled because the drug pentobarbital was found in their foods. In one case, several dogs became ill and one dog died after eating some of the food from Evanger’s. The FDA has issued a caution to pet owners about feeding these products.


  • Hunk of Beef
  • 12 ounce can
  • Lots:  1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB
  • Codes: Best By June 2020
  • The second half of the barcode reads 20109 and can be found on the back of the product label.

If pet owners have cans with the lot numbers included in the recall they should return the cans to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time, Monday – Friday.

See Evangers Recalls Details Here.

Against The Grain

  • Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs
  • 12 ounce can
  • Lot:  2415E01ATB12
  • Codes: Best By December 2020
  • The second half of the UPC code is 80001 which can be found on the back of the product label.

If you have a can of the food with this lot number you should return it to the original place of purchase. It will be replaced with a case of Against The Grain pet foods of your choice for your inconvenience.

For any questions, customers may contact the company at 708-566-4410 between 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time, Monday – Friday.

See Against The Grain Recall Details Here.

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