Category Archives: Cat Food Recalls

Recall: Triumph Cat Food Recalls Ocean Fish Formula

Another Cat Food RecallThis 4th recall in recent weeks for foreign material in the product appeared tonight on another website. Triumph Premium Cat Food Ocean Fish Formula, in 13.2 ounce cans, made by Sunshine Mills whose corporate office is in Alabama, is being recalled.  The recalled products were produced on August 3, 2016.

The company verified the recall via a phone call with the other site. They have not issued any other details at this time. When further news is available, I’ll update this post.  Meanwhile, if you feed this food to your cat, return it to your place of purchase. No information was given about refunds.

Recall: Wellness Cat Food

Because their quality team found a foreign material in a product other than a Wellness product that was made in the same facility as Wellness, the company decided to voluntarily recall some of their cat food. The foods affected are as follows and come in 12.5 ounce cans:

RECIPE BEST BY DATE
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Herring 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken 08/03/2019 & 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Lobster 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey & Salmon 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey 08/04/2019 & 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Chicken 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Salmon 08/05/2019

 

If you have any of the 12.5 oz.cans showing the above best by dates, contact the company at info@wellpet.com or call 877-277-9587 for a refund. Their press release did not say what the foreign object might be.

Recall: Companion Pet Food

Companion Dog and Cat Food is a store brand, manufactured by Simmons PetFood. Companion is sold in Stop & Shop Supermarkets and Giant Food Stores in several states. According to a release by Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, the manufacturer is recalling all of its “cuts and gravy” style dog and cat food. Apparently, this recall affects different private label brands all across the United States.

Recalled Companion products are:

Brand      Description                             Size       UPC

 

Companion  Chicken Dinner and Gravy Cat Food       3 oz       8826700301

 

Companion  With Tuna and Gravy Cat Food            3 oz       8826700303

 

Companion  With Turkey and Giblets In Gravy

Cat Food                                3 oz       8826700304

 

Companion  With Beef and Gravy Cat Food            3 oz       8826700302

 

Companion  Mixed Grill and Gravy Cat Food          3 oz       8826700300

 

Companion  Pouch Variety Pack Cat Food       12-3 oz Pouches  8826705355

 

Companion  Two Flavor Variety Pack Dog Food  12-13.2 oz Cans  8826705341

 

Companion  Pouch Variety Pack Dog Food      12-5.3 oz Pouches 8826705356

 

Companion  With Turkey In Gravy Dog Food       5.3 oz Pouch   8826700385

Companion  Stew With Beef In Gravy Dog Food    5.3 oz Pouch   8826700384

Companion  Chicken Dinner In Gravy Dog Food    5.3 oz Pouch   8826700386

Stop and Shop

Companion      With Beef Cuts In Gravy Dog Food     13.2 oz   8826700353

Stop and Shop

Companion      Slice Beef Dinner In Gravy Cat Food   5.5 oz   8826700306

Stop and Shop

Companion      Sliced Chicken Dinner In Gravy

Cat Food                              5.5 oz   8826700305

Stop and Shop

Companion      Country Stew Cuts In Gravy Dog Food  13.2 oz   8826700355

Stop and Shop

Companion      With Chicken Cuts In Gravy Dog Food  13.2 oz   8826700357

Stop and Shop

Companion      With Beef Cuts In Gravy Dog Food       22 oz   8826700375

Stop and Shop

Companion      Country Stew Cuts In Gravy Dog Food    22 oz   8826700378

Giant

Companion  Slice Beef Dinner In Gravy Cat Food       5.5 oz   8826700306

Giant

Companion  Sliced Chicken Dinner In Gravy Cat Food   5.5 oz   8826700305

Giant

Companion  With Beef Cuts In Gravy Dog Food         13.2 oz   8826700353

Giant

Companion  With Beef Cuts In Gravy Dog Food           22 oz   8826700375

Giant

Companion  Country Stew Cuts In Gravy Dog Food        22 oz   8826700378

Giant

Companion  With Chicken Cuts In Gravy Dog Food        22 oz   8826700381

Giant

Companion  With Beef Slices In Gravy Dog Food       13.2 oz   8826705342

Giant

Companion  With Chicken Slices In Gravy Dog Food    13.2 oz   8826705340

Because other brands may be involved, expect to see more of these recalls in coming days. This recall is occurring because of possible metal contamination in the products. If you have purchased one of the affected foods, return it to your retailer for a refund. You may also call the manufacturers Customer Affairs office at 800/232-9880 for more information.

J.M. Smucker Recalls Certain Lots of Cat Food

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM™, EverPetTM™, and Special KittyTM™ canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The company’s Quality Assurance Team found the problem during a routine review of production records and made the recall out of an abundance of caution.

Thiamine is an essential ingredient for cats. If they are deprived of thiamine in their diet for several weeks, felines are subject to gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting, decreased appetite and weight loss. Neurological issues, since as seizures or walk difficulties, may also occur.

The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.

The affected production includes the following:

Brand Product Description UPC Code Consumer Unit Lot Numbers Units per Case Selling Unit Size UPC Code on Case
9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna 7910052238 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052228
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000402 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000402
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003670
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000327 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000327
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6358803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910002860
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6355803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6364803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood 7910000364 (793641) 6356803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003640
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna 7910000324 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000324
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner 7910000410 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000410
9Lives Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken 7910000312 (793121) 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910000312
9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish 7910000420 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000420
9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack 7910053377 6307803 24 5.5 oz 7910053377
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna 7910000366 6357803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003660
EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner 7910053114 6356803 12 13 oz 7910053114
Special Kitty Beef and Liver Dinner 8113112120 6355803 12 13 oz 8113112120
Special Kitty Classic Tuna Dinner 8113112157 6358803 12 13 oz 8113112157
Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap 8113109609 6355803 1 12 pk
13 oz each
8113109609
Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap 8113112119 6356803 12 13 oz 8113112119
Special Kitty Super Supper 8113179041 6355803 12 13 oz 7910079041

If you have purchased any of the affected product, call the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

Blue Buffalo Recalls Cat Treat

Blue Buffalo Cat Treat Recalled

Blue Buffalo Cat Treat Recalled

 

The Food & Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Blue Buffalo’s Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats because they contain propylene glycol, a chemical that is not approved by the FDA in cat food.

Cats who have eaten this product could possibly show a reaction of loss of coordination, depression, muscle twitching, or excessive thirst or urination. If your pet has eaten this treat and does show any of those symptoms, contact your veterinary professional at once for advice.

This product is distributed nationwide in retail stores and online.  It is packaged in 2 oz. plastic pouches.  The following lot is included in this recall:

Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC code of 859610007820 with a best by date of April 24, 2016, and July 24, 2016.

No other Blue Buffalo products were included in this recall, and there have been no other reports of problems.  Out of caution, the manufacturer is recalling the entire lot as the subject bag that was tested and found to contain propylene glycol.

If you purchased this recalled product, return it to your retailer for a full refund.  If you have further questions, you may contact Blue Buffalo at BlueBuffalo5883@stericycle.com.

Source:  fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/2cm471748.htm

Recall: Halo Purely for Pets Food for Sensitive Cats Wholesome Turkey Recipe

cat food recall

Halo Purely for Pets® issued a voluntary recall of their Spot’s Stew Sensitive Cat Wholesome Turkey Recipe dry food due to mold.  This is a limited recall and only includes the Best By date of 9/04/2016.  No other Halo® products are included.

If you have purchased this product with the above Best By date, discontinue feeding it to your cat and return the remaining food to any Halo® retailer for a full refund or replacement.

Cats that eat moldy food could become ill with symptoms of nausea and digestive issues.  Many cats will not display any symptoms at all.  Always check with your veterinarian if you suspect your pet has eaten a moldy product.

Spots Stew Wholesome Turkey Recipe Sensitive Formula for Cats
UPC code:  745158350331 and 745158340232
6 lb. and 3 lb. bags
Best By date of 9/04/2016

You may contact Halo Customer Care at 800/426-4256, Monday – Friday, 8-5 EST, for more information about this recall.®®

Recall: Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal

 

According to a Food & Drug Administration press release, Oma’s Pride, of Avon, CT, has recalled its Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal due to the possibility of Salmonella.

This product is distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors and directly to consumers.  Oma’s Prida is a frozen cat food and the clear, 12 oz. package has a UPC
Code of 8 79384 00017 19.  The 2 lb. package has a UPC Code of 8 79384 00018 6.  This Oma’s Pride brand packaged as a poultry blend carries the code:  #1524.  The product was manufactured on 9/12/2014 and contains a recommended use by date of 9/12/2015.

No illnesses have been reported.

This recall resulted from a routine sampling program by the Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development where the product tested resulted in the positive test for Salmonella.

Oma’s Pride has ceased production and distribution of this product while the FDA and the company itself continue their investigation to determine the cause of the problem.

If you purchased this product, return it to your place of purchase for a full refund.  For any further questions, contact the company at 800/678-6627, Monday – Friday, 9 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Recall: Natura Cat & Ferret Dry Food

The Food & Drug Administration announced that Natura pet has recalled several lots of dry cat and ferret food due to insufficient levels of vitamins and minerals.

The recalled products are as follows:

EVO Grain-Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food 15.4 lb. with UPC code of 5148 541400; Exp. Date:  2/19/2016. Lot Code:  4300A700D2

2.2 lb. with UPC code of 5148 541402; Exp. Date: 2/20/2016.  Lot Code:  4301A700A4

2.2 lb. with UPC code of 5148 541402; Exp. Date 2/20/2016.  Lot Code:  4301A700B4

2.2 lb. with UPC code of 5148 541402; Exp. Date 2/20/2016.  Lot Code:  4301A700C4

EVO Grain-Free Ferret Food 6.6 lb. with UPC code of 5148 542101 ; Exp. Date 2/19/2016.  Lot Code:  4300A700D3


These recalled products were distributed to independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, and VT, as well as in Canada.

For more information, contact Natura Consumer Relations at 855-206-8297, M-F, 9-6 EST or go to www.evopet.com

Raw Pet Food Recall

For those of you who feed raw food to your dogs and cats, this recall of certain Bravo! products may be of interest.
Bravo! has issued a nationwide recall of select lots and products of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or frail persons and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Healthy adults may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy cats and dogs seldom become ill from Listeria. They might display some of the symptoms listed above for humans. Always contact your veterinarian if your pets should exhibit such symptoms.

The recalled products are as follows:

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand). All 2 lb, 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes. Product # 52-102, 52-105, 52-110. Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier.

Product: Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT). 3lb. box with 12 – 4oz. burgers. Product #31-401. Best used
by date: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16.

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand). All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes. Product # 42-102, 42-105, 42-110. Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier.

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand). 2 lb. tubes. Product # 42-202. Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier.

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef and Beef Heart for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand). 5 lb. tubes. Product # 53-130. Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier.

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100% Pure & Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for dogs and cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester CT). 2 lbs (32 – oz) .91 KG (tubes). Product # 72-222. Best used by date: 1/17/16

Product: Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT). 2 lbs. (32 oz.) .91 KG, Chub (tube). Product # 31-402. Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16.

5 lbs (80 oz) 2.3 KG, Chub (tube). Product # 31-405. Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16.

Product: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT). 5 lbs (80 oz.) 2.3 KG, Chub (tube). Product # 42-105. Best used by date: 2/11/16
This is a voluntary recall issued because the Food and Drug Administration has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness.

If you should have any of these affected products, disposed of them in a securely fastened container. Submit the Product Recall Claim form available on the www.bravopetfoods.com website for a full refund, or call 866-922-9222 Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Information received from: www.bravorawdiet.com/bravonews.html

 

Pro-Pet LLC Issues Voluntary Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall of certain dog and cat foods from Pro-Pet LLC due to a potential for Salmonella poisoning.

Salmonella is a bacteria that causes illness in pets that eat an infected product and in humans who handle said infected products.  While many dogs and cats will experience nausea, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever and lethargy, some animals will be carriers, showing no symptoms of illness but able to infect others.

Humans who handle infected pet food or pet dishes or toys, etc, could become ill and if such symptoms as nausea, vomiting diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain or fever should occur, medical help should be sought at once.  In rare situations, Salmonella could result in serious problems for those with compromised immune systems.

Pro-Pet, LLC,  products included in the recall include:

Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food, 40lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 2A; with UPC  number: 1219033878.

Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food, 40lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 1A; with UPC number1219033878.

Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food, 18lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.1 1A; with UPC  number: 1219033873.

Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food, 40lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 2A; with UPC number: 1219033875.

Joy Combo Cat Food, 15lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 1A; with UPC number:  7065407721.

Joy Combo Cat Food, 40lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 1A; with UPC number: 7065407713.

Joy Combo Cat Food, 40lb, Best by 05/06/2014; lot code 096 13 SM I.2 2A; with UPC number: 7065407713.

 QC Plus Adult Dog Food, 20lb, Best by 05/07/2014; lot code 097 13 SM I.2 2A; with UPC number: 2351780103.

QC Plus Adult Dog Food, 40lb, Best by 05/07/2014; lot code 097 13 SM I.2 2A; with UPC number 2351780104.

QC Plus Adult Dog Food, 40lb, Best by 05/07/2014; lot code 097 13 SM I.2 1A; with UPC number 2351780104.

These pet foods were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

If you have purchased any of the affected pet foods, stop feeding at once and call Pro-Pet at 888-765-4190 to determine a solution.  For more information about the recall you may also contact customer service for Pro-Pet at 888-765-4190, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., CT.