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Most Recent Dog Food Recall

Viva Raw Dog Food

July 1, 2024

Viva Raw LLC of Hillsborough, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of several dog and cat food products. These include Viva Turkey for Dogs Ground, Viva Turkey for Dogs Chunked, Viva Turkey for Cats, Viva Pure Turkey, and Viva Beef & Turkey for Puppies, all produced under Lot 21244. This action is due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, posing a potential health risk to both humans and pets.

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Related Information

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of harmful bacteria responsible for causing the illness known as listeriosis. In pets, this bacterium can lead to various symptoms such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fever. Additionally, animals may exhibit signs of depression, spontaneous abortion, and in severe cases, death due to infection with Listeria monocytogenes.

Dog Food Recalls By Year

Pedigree Dog Food Recall
May 18, 2024

Mars Petcare US is voluntarily recalling 315 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food (44 lb. bags) due to possible loose metal pieces. The affected products have a Best By Date of March 4, 2025 and Lot Code 410B2TXT02. This recall is limited to bags sold by Walmart in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Viva Raw Dog Food Recall
February 12, 2024

Viva Raw, a manufacturer of USDA-approved raw pet food for cats and dogs, has officially announced a voluntary recall through a statement posted on their website. This decision follows after FDA detects salmonella and listeria during random sample testing of the cat and dog food produced by the company.

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Blue Ridge Beef Expands Recall
January 3, 2024

Blue Ridge Beef is extending its recall to include extra lot numbers, covering all lot numbers and use-by dates ranging from N24 1114 to N24 1224 for their 2 lb log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6, 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6, and 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6, as a result of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

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Blue Ridge Beef
December 21, 2023

Blue Ridge Beef is broadening its recall to encompass extra lot numbers. The recall now involves all lot numbers and used-by dates ranging from N24 1114 to N24 1224 for their 2 lb Kitten Grind log with UPC 8 54298 00101 6, 2 lb Kitten Mix log with UPC 8 54298 00143 6, and 2 lb Puppy Mix log with UPC 8 54298 00169 6, owing to contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

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TFP Nutrition Expands Voluntary Recall 
November 16, 2023

TFP Nutrition is expanding their voluntary recall that was initiated to include all dry dog, dry cat, and catfish formulas manufactured in their Nacogdoches, Texas, facility. The recall of these production codes is being conducted due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

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Mid America Pet Food Expands Recall 
November 9, 2023

Mid America Pet Food has extended its voluntary recall to encompass more dog and cat food items produced at the Mount Pleasant facility, with Best By Dates preceding 10/31/24. This expansion is prompted by concerns about potential Salmonella contamination in these products. The presence of Salmonella poses a risk to animals consuming the products, and there is also a potential danger to humans who handle the contaminated pet items. It is particularly crucial for individuals to diligently wash their hands after coming into contact with the products or any surfaces that may have been exposed to them.

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Mid America Pet Food
October 30, 2023

Mid America Pet Food is issuing a voluntary recall for three batches of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, specifically the Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Formula, which were manufactured at their Mount Pleasant, Texas production plant. This recall is initiated due to the possible presence of Salmonella contamination.

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Blue Ridge Beef 
October 27, 2023

Due to Salmonella contamination, Blue Ridge Beef is issuing a recall for their Breeders Choice 2-pound log dog food with Lot# 8/2/24 UPC 8 54298 00193 1.

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TFP Nutrition
October 21, 2023

TFP Nutrition, located in Nacogdoches, Texas, has made an official announcement today regarding a voluntary recall of their Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food. This recall is being initiated due to concerns of potential Salmonella contamination.

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Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
October 12, 2023

The FDA has revised its earlier advisory regarding Darwin's Natural Pet Products due to the discovery of Salmonella in an additional sample of the company's raw pet food.

In the latest advisory as of October 12th, Darwin's Natural Pet Products, operated by Arrow Reliance Inc., has chosen not to initiate a recall of the Salmonella-tainted items available for purchase online.

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Mid America Pet Food Recall
September 3, 2023

A recall has been initiated for a specific batch of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus, owing to the possibility of it being contaminated with salmonella.

This particular food product was manufactured at the Mount Pleasant, Texas, facility of Mid America Pet Food and subsequently distributed to multiple retailers across the United States.

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Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
August 16, 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet guardians against giving their animals specific batches of Darwin's Natural Pet Products raw dog and cat food, produced by Arrow Reliance Inc., due to the detection of Salmonella in FDA-tested samples from the mentioned lots.

Nestlé Purina Petcare Company
February 8, 2023

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company has chosen to initiate a voluntary recall of specific batches of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry dog food due to the possibility of higher-than-normal levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for dogs; however, consuming excessive amounts can potentially result in health concerns, depending on the vitamin D concentration and duration of exposure.

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
December 6, 2022

As a precautionary measure, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is issuing a voluntary recall for a small quantity of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat (PPVD EN Low Fat) prescription wet dog food in 13.4 oz cans due to a labeling mistake. On September 15, 2022, there was a temporary mix-up at one of their manufacturing facilities, where cans of a different complete and balanced adult dog food, Purina ONE True Instinct Tender Cuts In Gravy With Real Turkey & Venison wet dog food, were incorrectly labeled as PPVD EN Low Fat.

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Stormberg Foods LLC
July 12, 2022

Stormberg Foods is issuing a recall for different sizes and lots of our Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo's Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. This decision was prompted by information received from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) on July 6, 2022, confirming the presence of Salmonella spp. in a sample they had collected.

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Primal Pet Foods
July 6, 2022

Primal Pet Foods has opted to initiate a voluntary recall for a sole batch (#W10068709) of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6-pound) with a best by date of 05/22/23. This recall is being conducted due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

In late April 2022, the company distributed sixty-six cases (396 units) of this specific batch of Raw Frozen Primal Patties to locations in Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and British Columbia.

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 FreshPet Inc.
June 18, 2022

Freshpet Inc. is making a voluntary announcement about the recall of a solitary batch of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe in a 4.5 lb. bag, with a sell-by date of 10/29/22, owing to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination.

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Bravo Packing, Inc.
March 28, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Bravo Packing, Inc., an animal food manufacturing company of Carney’s Point, New Jersey, has agreed to stop selling, manufacturing and distributing raw pet food and come into compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

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Pet Brands Products, LLC (ALDI)
January 04, 2022

In collaboration with Pet Brands Products, LLC, and with a strong emphasis on safety, ALDI is choosing to initiate a voluntary recall of Pure Being Cat Advent Calendars and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendars as a precautionary step due to a potential choking hazard.

Following the receipt of a limited number of customer complaints and consultations with the supplier, ALDI promptly withdrew the implicated products from its stores.

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Woody’s Pet Food Deli
December 23, 2021

Woody's Pet Food Deli, located in Minneapolis, MN, is issuing a recall for their Raw Cornish Hen pet food labeled “With Supplements” due to a health risk associated with Salmonella.

This product was distributed through the company's retail outlets in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

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Livia Global
December 1, 2021

Livia Global, Inc., a health and wellness firm specializing in LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics, has officially declared a voluntary recall of two batches of its liquid probiotics due to potential contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Sam’s West, Inc.
November 16, 2021

In an abundance of caution, Sam's West, Inc. is choosing to conduct a voluntary recall of Member's Mark Beef Stick Dog Treats due to the possibility of metal material being present. This recall was initiated throughout all Sam's Clubs as a response to a limited number of customer reports.

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Tuffy's Pet Foods
October 11, 2021 

Tuffy's Pet Foods is voluntarily announcing a recall of about 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food packaged in Tetrapak cartons. This decision comes after receiving information from the product manufacturer regarding the potential presence of elevated levels of Vitamin D.

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Fromm Family Foods
October 1, 2021 

Fromm Family Foods is initiating a voluntary recall of around 5,500 cases of Fromm Shredded Can Entrée dog food due to the potential presence of elevated levels of Vitamin D. This issue has the potential to affect dogs of all sizes, and while there haven't been any reports of illness or injury from consumers thus far, Fromm's management has decided it is wise to withdraw these four batches from distribution.

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Top Quality Dog Food
August 26, 2021

Top Quality Dog Food, based in Hyattsville, MD, is issuing a recall for their “Beef HVM” 1-pound packages due to the potential presence of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. These bacteria can pose a risk to animals consuming the product, as well as to humans who handle contaminated items, particularly if they do not properly wash their hands after contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to them.

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Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company®
August 13, 2021

Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company, located in Monroe, Washington, is initiating a recall of roughly 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food due to the presence of higher-than-normal levels of Vitamin D.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc.
July 29, 2021

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is voluntarily initiating a recall of specific products because they may contain elevated levels of Aflatoxin, exceeding the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product produced by Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets when consumed in substantial amounts. Up to this point, there have been no reported illnesses linked to these products, and this recall does not impact any other pet food products by Sunshine Mills, Inc.

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Freshpet Inc.
June 13, 2021

Freshpet Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for a sole batch of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags) with a Sell by Date of 10/30/2021 due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. Although the Freshpet Team had originally marked this specific lot for disposal, it was unintentionally sent to retailers in select geographic areas from June 7 to June 10, 2021. This recall does not affect any other Freshpet products or lot codes.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc.
June 2, 2021

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is voluntarily initiating a recall of specific dog food products due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. As of now, there have been no reported illnesses, injuries, or complaints associated with these products. The concern regarding contamination arose when the distributor, Fleet Wholesale Supply Company, informed the firm after receiving notice from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The department had detected the presence of Salmonella in a sample of the 5 lbs. Sprout Sporting Dog Food product during routine surveillance.

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Zukes Mini Treats
May 6, 2021

There is no actual recall recorded with the FDA and Zukes has stated the removal is due to a precautionary measure related to a potential quality concern. Zukes has not posted any detailed information about the quality issue in the product removal requests.

Although Zukes has requested removal from the shelves, pet owners who use Zukes Mini treats have not been instructed to throw any product away.

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Midwestern Pet Foods
March 26, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods, located in Evansville, Indiana, is initiating a voluntary recall for particular expiration dates of select dog and cat food brands. This includes CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian brands that were manufactured at the company's production facility in Monmouth, Illinois. This recall is prompted by the potential presence of Salmonella contamination.

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Bravo Packing, Inc. (Expanded Recall)
March 16, 2021 

Bravo Packing, Inc. has extended its previously declared voluntary recall of two pet food products to encompass all sizes and varieties of pet food and bones. This decision follows an FDA inspection where samples that were collected tested positive for both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Consequently, a recall has been initiated due to the potential health hazards for both humans and pets.

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March 3, 2021

Bravo Packing, Inc. located in Carneys Point, NJ, is initiating a recall of all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, which is a frozen raw pet food product, due to the potential presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.
January 26, 2021 

The USFDA is collaborating with the state departments of agriculture in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington to conduct an investigation into specific pet food products produced by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. These products are under scrutiny due to concerns that they may contain aflatoxins at levels that could potentially be lethal to pets.

January 25, 2021

The FDA has updated the list of countries where the recalled product from Midwestern Pet Foods might have been distributed. This expansion of the list aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the potential reach of the affected pet food, taking into consideration international export possibilities.

January 21, 2021

The FDA has received reports of over 110 pet fatalities and more than 210 instances of pet illness associated with the consumption of specific pet food produced by Midwestern Pet Foods. It's important to note that not all of these cases have undergone official confirmation as aflatoxin poisoning through laboratory analysis or thorough review of veterinary records. This count is an estimate and may not represent the complete tally of affected pets.

January 11, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods has broadened the scope of their recall to encompass additional products that contain corn and were manufactured at their Oklahoma facility. This includes Sportmix, Pro Pac, and Nunn pet foods, as well as Splash Fat Cat fish foods, all of which were produced at the company's Oklahoma plant and have expiration dates on or before July 9, 2022.

December 30, 2020

Midwestern Inc. has declared a recall of specific batches of Sportmix pet food items following reports to the FDA regarding at least 28 dogs that perished and eight others that fell ill after consuming the recalled pet food. The Missouri Department of Agriculture conducted numerous tests on product samples, revealing the presence of extremely elevated levels of aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are toxic substances produced by the Aspergillus flavus mold and, when present in high concentrations, can lead to sickness and fatalities in pets. These toxins can be present even in the absence of visible mold.

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Midwestern Pet Food
December 30, 2020

Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. issued a recall for specific batches of Sportmix pet food products following reports received by the FDA regarding the deaths of at least 28 dogs and the illness of eight others who had consumed the affected Sportmix pet food.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture conducted tests on various product samples and detected alarmingly elevated levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a harmful substance produced by the Aspergillus flavus mold, and when present in high concentrations, it can lead to sickness and fatalities in pets, even in the absence of visible mold.

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Albright’s Raw Dog Food
November 13, 2020

Albright’s Raw Dog Food has taken a voluntary step to recall 67 cases of Chicken Recipe for Dogs due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. This bacterial infection can impact animals that consume the product, and there is a potential human health risk when handling such contaminated pet items, particularly if individuals fail to properly wash their hands after coming into contact with the products or surfaces exposed to them.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc.
October 8, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is broadening its voluntary recall of specific pet food items that were manufactured using corn containing Aflatoxin levels surpassing the FDA's established thresholds. This expansion builds upon the initial recall initiated on September 2, 2020, following an inquiry conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This investigation revealed that further corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020, and April 5, 2020, could potentially include corn sourced from a single shipment with heightened aflatoxin levels.

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Masters Best Friend 
September 29, 2020

Masters Best Friend has chosen to voluntarily issue a Stop Sale Notification for pig ear dog treats under the Paws Up! and Western Family brands, which were distributed across the United States and Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada worked in conjunction with provincial and territorial public health collaborators to probe a Salmonella infection outbreak spanning British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon.

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Real Pet Food Company
September 22, 2020

The Real Pet Food Company is initiating a voluntary recall of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe 4lb bags due to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination. This bacterium can impact animals that consume the products, and there is a potential health risk to humans who handle contaminated pet items.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc.
September 2, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of specific dog food products because there is a possibility that they contain levels of Aflatoxin exceeding the acceptable threshold. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product of mold growth from Aspergillus flavus and can pose a risk to pets if consumed in substantial amounts.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc.
August 24, 2020

The company in question is initiating a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food containing a combination of real chicken and quail due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. This bacterial infection can impact animals that consume the product, and there is a potential human health risk associated with handling the contaminated items, particularly if individuals fail to properly wash their hands after coming into contact with the products or surfaces exposed to them.

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InHe Manufacturing, LLC and MHR Brands
July 17, 2020

The Florida Department of Health recently alerted the Company about the detection of increased levels of heavy metals, specifically lead, in certain products. In light of this notification, the Company initiated an inquiry and identified that the problem stemmed from the graduated droppers supplied by a third-party packaging provider.

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Health Canada 
June 12, 2020

Health Canada has issued a recall for Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties designed for dogs and cats, citing a potential E. coli contamination risk that could occur during the handling of this pet food.

The recall pertains to six different varieties of the Carnivora brand's raw pet food, which were available for purchase from January 13, 2020, to June 2020. Around 1,803 units of the affected product were distributed in Canada.

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IcelandicPlus LLC
March 24, 2020

As a precautionary measure, IcelandicPlus LLC, based in Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats. This action is taken due to the fact that some of the fish in these treats have surpassed the FDA's recommended limit for fish exceeding 5 inches in size. The FDA has identified a connection between salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches and incidents of botulism poisoning.

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Aunt Jeni’s Home Made 
February 14, 2020

The USFDA is advising pet owners against feeding their animals a specific batch of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food. This caution comes after a sample from a store in the District of Columbia was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product is Aunt Jeni’s Home Made All-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner Dog Food, with a weight of 5 lb. (2.3 kg), and the lot number is 175331 NOV2020.

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Texas Tripe Inc.
On August 15,
2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners to avoid giving their pets specific batches of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food. This warning comes following the identification of positive Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) test results in samples from some of these lots.

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Hills Science Diet
January 31, 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition informed the FDA about an incident involving vitamin D toxicity in a dog that had consumed canned Hill’s dog food, leading to the recall of 25 products. Subsequently, on March 20, 2019, Hill’s expanded the recall to encompass an additional 19 canned dog food products. It's important to note that this recall exclusively pertains to canned dog food and has no impact on canned cat food, dry food (kibble), or treats.

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Purina Animal Nutrition
December 28, 2018

Purina has chosen to initiate a voluntary recall for two specific batches of Purina® Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower due to higher-than-normal copper levels. These particular feeds are contained in bags featuring the distinctive purple Purina Honor Show Chow branding. The distribution of the product encompassed the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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OC Raw Dog, LLC
April 20, 2018

OC Raw Dog, LLC is initiating a recall for their Freeze Dried Sardines. This recall is due to the fish exceeding the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has identified that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish exceeding 5 inches in size have been associated with instances of botulism poisoning.

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Blue Buffalo
March 17, 2017

Blue Buffalo Company is issuing a voluntary recall for a single production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs. This recall is due to the potential presence of elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones in the product.

Dogs that consume excessive amounts of beef thyroid hormones may display symptoms like heightened thirst and urination, weight loss, an elevated heart rate, and restlessness.

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WellPet Company
March 17, 2017

Wellpet is conducting a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs due to the potential presence of heightened levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Elevated levels of this hormone can impact a dog's metabolism and may manifest as symptoms such as restlessness, increased thirst, heightened urinary output, and weight loss. Over extended consumption, symptoms can become more severe and include vomiting, diarrhea, and breathing difficulties.

The FDA informed Wellpet about three affected dogs, all of which have since made a full recovery. This product was sold in 13.2 oz. cans with best-buy dates of 02 Feb 19, 29 Aug 19, and 30 Aug 19, with these date codes located at the bottom of the can.

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Against the Grain Pet Food
February 13, 2017

As a precautionary measure, Against the Grain is initiating a voluntary recall of one specific lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs, which was both manufactured and distributed in 2015.

The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs included in this voluntary recall is being done due to the potential presence of pentobarbital. This particular product bears an expiration date of December 2019, carries a lot number of 2415E01ATB12, and the second half of the UPC code is 80001, which can be located on the product label's rear.

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Blue Buffalo
February 13, 2017

Blue Buffalo has issued a recall for a specific type of dog food due to potential concerns of metal fragments being present inside the cans. The affected cans belong to the Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables variety, available in a 12.5-ounce can. These cans have a UPC code of 8-40243-10017-0 and a Best-By Date of August 3, 2019.

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PetSmart
February 9, 2017

PetSmart has initiated a voluntary recall for a single production lot of its Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food, which was sold both online on platforms like PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, and PetFoodDirect.com, as well as in PetSmart retail stores across the nation. This recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure due to the possibility of metal contamination, which could pose a choking hazard to pets.

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Evanger's
February 3, 2017

Evanger's Dog & Cat Food is conducting a voluntary recall of certain batches of its Hunk of Beef product as a precautionary measure. This recall is prompted by the discovery of a potential contaminant, Pentobarbital, in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus. Pentobarbital can have adverse effects on animals that consume it, leading to symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea. In severe cases, it may even result in death.

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Blue Ridge Beef
January 12, 2017

Blue Ridge Beef is initiating a voluntary recall of a single frozen product due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can impact animals that consume the product. Customers who have bought the mentioned batch of turkey intended for dogs are strongly advised to discontinue feeding it to their pets and return the products to the place of purchase to receive a complete refund. Alternatively, they can choose to dispose of the products immediately.

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Mars Petcare US
October 7, 2016

Mars Petcare has initiated a voluntary product recall for their Cesar Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food, citing the detection of plastic contaminants in specific batches. The recall stems from the inadvertent introduction of small, rigid, white plastic fragments into the product during its manufacturing, posing a potential hazard of choking.

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Addiction Foods
September 8, 2016

Addiction Foods has decided to conduct a voluntary recall of 355 cases of canned dog food following product testing that identified elevated levels of vitamin A and imbalanced calcium/phosphorus ratios, as stated in a company press release. This recall affected 13.8-ounce cans of Addiction New Zealand Brushtail and Vegetables entrée and Addiction New Zealand Venison and Apples entrée.

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Blue Buffalo
May 31, 2016

Blue Buffalo initiated a highly restricted recall for one of their Life Protection formulas due to potential mold contamination, impacting solely the 30-pound bags of Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato dry food.

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Smallbatch Pets Inc.
March 26, 2016

Smallbatch Pets Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of a single batch of frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders due to the potential presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This particular lot was distributed to retailers located in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, with a total of 80 cases sold between February 23 and March 10 – no illnesses were reported.

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Fromm Family Pet Food
March 18, 2016

Fromm is conducting a recall for three of its canned dog food products due to the possibility of higher-than-normal levels of vitamin D. These affected products were distributed to various distributors during the period from December 2015 to February 2016. This recall affected all lots of 12-ounce cans for the Gold Chicken Pate, Chicken & Duck, and Salmon & Chicken Pate canned food recipes.

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Nestle Purina
March 10, 2016

Nestle Purina has made an announcement regarding the voluntary recall of specific batches of its Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods. This action has been taken because these products may not meet the recommended standards for vitamins and minerals. Purina identified this issue through its own testing and has chosen to voluntarily recall the affected dog foods.

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Vital Essentials
January 15, 2016

Vital Essentials has initiated a voluntary recall of 6-pound bags of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrees for dogs due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. This recall pertains to products distributed in the states of Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Rhode Island, and Washington.

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Big Dog Natural
January 5, 2016

Big Dog Natural has been impacted by an FDA-issued recall for a specific production batch involving two products due to potential contamination by salmonella or listeria. The recipes affected encompass all weight volumes of Big Dog Natural Fish Supreme and Big Dog Natural Chicken Supreme recipes.

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Stella & Chewy’s
December 11, 2015

Stella & Chewy's has decided to initiate a voluntary recall for four of its products available in both the U.S. and Canada due to concerns regarding the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This recall affects a combined total of 990 cases, with 964 cases in the U.S. and 26 cases in Canada. The recall was prompted by a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes in Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags during a routine surveillance test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Bravo Pet Foods
December 10, 2015

Bravo is initiating a recall for a specific batch of Bravo Chicken Blend diet intended for dogs and cats. This recall applies to products with a best-used-by date of 11/13/16, as there is a potential for Salmonella contamination. Additionally, Bravo is recalling three other items produced on the same day, although they did not test positive for Salmonella.

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Dave’s Pet Food
December 1, 2015

Dave’s Pet Food has initiated a voluntary recall of a specific lot of dog food due to an unusual odor. This recall pertains to the product labeled as Dave’s Simply the Best Dog Food with a “Best By” date of October 15, 2016. Upon reviewing customer-supplied date code information and analyzing retained samples, it was determined that the affected batch had elevated peroxide levels.

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Hill’s Science Diet
November 28, 2015

Hill’s Science Diet issued a voluntary recall for some Hill’s Science Diet canned dog foods. The company did not release any specific details regarding the reason for this recall but the stated reason was a “mislabeling problem”.

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Blue Buffalo
November 25, 2015

The Blue Buffalo Company has decided to conduct a voluntary recall of a single production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. This action is being taken as a precautionary measure due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. Routine testing carried out at the manufacturing facility identified the presence of Salmonella in the product.

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Salix Animal Health LLC (Expanded)
October 25, 2015

Salix Animal Health LLC, located in Deerfield, FL, has broadened the scope of its recall for “Good ‘n' Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” due to potential Salmonella contamination. Examination conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture verified the presence of Salmonella in an extra batch of this product.

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K-9 Kraving
October 2, 2015

K-9 Kraving Dog Food, based in Baltimore, MD, has issued a voluntary recall for their Chicken Patties Dog Food that was shipped between July 13-17, 2015. The reason for this recall is the potential contamination of these products with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. It's important to note that the affected product was exclusively distributed to retail stores in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are impacted by this recall.

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Salix Animal Health LLC
September 30, 2015

Salix Animal Health LLC has made an announcement regarding the recall of a single lot of “Good ‘n' Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. These recalled “Good ‘n' Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” were distributed across the United States through Salix Animal Health to retail stores such as Dollar General and Dollar Tree.

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OC Raw Dog
September 25, 2015

OC Raw Dog, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is issuing a recall for 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation due to the potential presence of Salmonella. There have been no reported illnesses, and this recall exclusively pertains to the mentioned product. Specifically, it involves Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations with lot number 1819 and a use-by date of 05/05/16, which were packed into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders, and 3 lb. Meaty Rox.

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Nature’s Variety
July 24, 2015

Nature’s Variety was affected by an FDA-issued recall for two raw dog food products due to potential salmonella contamination. The products affected by this recall were 4-pound and 7-pound packages of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites and 6-pound bags of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties.

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Bravo Pet Foods
July 24, 2015

Over 100 instances of Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats have been subject to a recall due to potential Salmonella contamination. The products affected by this recall include the following: Bravo Blend Chicken Diet and Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner in chubs and patties.

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Natural Dog Co.
July 15, 2015

The Natural Dog Company Inc. is issuing a recall for its 12-oz. bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. These recalled 12″ Tremenda Sticks were delivered to retail establishments in CA, CO, FL, IL, MO, MT, NC, OH, UT, and WA.

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Jump Your Bones, Inc.
December 31, 2014

Jump Your Bones, Inc., located in Boca Raton, Florida, is taking a voluntary precautionary step by recalling their product, Roo Bites (Cubes), under the Jump Your Bones brand name. This recall is being initiated due to the possible presence of Salmonella. It's worth noting that there have been no reported cases of illness in pets or consumers related to this product thus far.

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Barkworthies
December 24, 2014

Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews are facing a recall due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. Regrettably, the affected product has been available in the market for almost eight months. Distribution of this product commenced on May 6th, 2014, reaching customers across the nation.

This recall was triggered by routine testing conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, which identified the presence of Salmonella in a specific batch of the product.

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Bravo
September 26, 2014

Nationwide recalls are being initiated for multiple types of Bravo pet food designed for dogs and cats. This action comes in response to the detection of salmonella during routine testing in certain batches of these products. The affected items include Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats, Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats, Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet, and Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats, all produced by the company based in Manchester, Connecticut.

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JAKKS Pacific
September 25, 2014

The manufacturer of Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats, JAKKS Pacific in Walnut, California, has initiated a low-profile recall of the product due to potential mold contamination. The product subject to the recall was exclusively available at PetSmart. Both companies have not disclosed any additional information regarding store locations, online sales, or other distribution channels.

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Mars Petcare
September 3, 2014

Mars Petcare, the manufacturer of Pedigree dog food, is broadening its recall of select dry dog food products to encompass bags available at Sam's Club outlets in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. This precautionary measure has been taken due to the potential presence of tiny metal particles within the bags.

The initial recall for Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food was declared on August 26th, with a focus on 22 bags distributed to Dollar General stores across four states: Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
June 2, 2014

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is undertaking a voluntary recall of 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. This specific product, which originates from a single production batch, was delivered to 17 veterinary clinics and pet stores in California, Hawaii, and Nevada from April 24 to May 13, 2014.

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Pet Center, Inc.
May 27, 2014

Pet Center Inc in Los Angeles has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of its 3-ounce packs of Lamb Crunchys dog treats, which bear the date code 122015 and are made in the USA. This action is being taken due to potential contamination with Salmonella, as identified in a random sample by the State of Colorado's Department of Agriculture.

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Bravo Pet Food
May 14, 2014

Bravo Pet Food is conducting a recall of specific batches and items from its product line due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary recall has been initiated in response to information from the FDA, which states that an independent laboratory identified the presence of this bacteria in a sample during a recent evaluation.

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Pro-Pet LLC
Feb. 5, 2014

Pro-Pet LLC has issued a voluntary recall of a select range of dry dog and cat food products due to potential Salmonella contamination, as confirmed by a solitary field test. The affected products were produced over a two-day period on the same production line and may carry a risk of bacterial presence. It's important to note that there have been no reported cases of illness associated with this product thus far, according to the FDA.

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Understanding Dog Food Recalls

When you spend good money on dog food for your canine companion, you want to know that the product you have chosen is safe for him to eat. Most high-quality pet food brands follow strict standards for safety and quality when it comes to the manufacture of their products, but mistakes do happen. When they do, the product might be recalled.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a recall is “when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful”.

There are two different types of recalls for pet food – an FDA-issued recall and a voluntary recall. FDA-issued recalls usually occur when the FDA discovers a problem when testing a particular product – the problem may also be brought to their attention through consumer complaints.

The problem itself might involve potential contamination with a dangerous pathogen (like E. coli or salmonella) or it could involve inadequate levels of certain nutrients.

A voluntary recall occurs when the manufacturer themselves discover a problem and they withdraw the product of their own volition and then make the necessary corrections.

What Should You Do If Your Dog's Food Has Been Recalled?

As soon as you become aware of the recall, the first thing you should do is stop feeding the product to your dog. To help minimize any negative effects of suddenly changing your dog’s diet, try to find a similar product.

In some cases, only certain batches of a product will be recalled so you might be able to just buy a new bag of the same food – just be sure to read the recall information thoroughly to determine which steps to take.

But what do you do with that bag of dog food that has now become worthless? You should be able to return the product to the pet store where you got it for a full refund.

If you aren’t concerned about getting your money back, you can feel free to dispose of the product but be sure to do so safely in a way that no other animal can come into contact with it.

If you have additional questions about the recall you can always contact the manufacturer of the product.

You may also want to take your dog to the veterinarian for a check-up just to be safe, even if he isn’t showing any signs of illness. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to pet food recalls.

Do not take the health and wellness of your dog for granted – stay up to date with the latest recalls to ensure that your pet’s food is safe to eat. In addition to keeping an eye on recall notices, you should also make an effort to feed your dog the highest quality food you can afford.

High-quality pet food manufacturers are not immune to recalls but they typically employ safer manufacturing processes with higher standards for quality and safety.

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