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Pet Food News / Pet Food Recalls
On February 13, 2017

Blue Buffalo recalls chicken dinner canned dog food

A production run may have been contaminated with aluminum.

Blue Buffalo recalled cans of their Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables dog food. A single production run of the 12.5 ounce cans may have been contaminated with aluminum.

Recalled dog food UPC: 8-40243-10017-0

Recalled dog food Best by Date: August 3, 2019

Customers can return recalled cans for a full refund at their local retailer. For more information, please call 866-800-2917.

Pet food safety and recalls

Pet food is safer, more transparent and more regulated than before, Cathy Enright, president and CEO of the Petfood Institute (PFI) told Petfood Industry.

“The challenge now is helping the public realize that recalls are part of food safety program,” she said. “Our job is to help people figure out what’s real and what’s safe. The pet food conversation is a crowded space, now. To end the he-said she-said, provide actual information like research and surveys.”

Five key steps in pet food manufacturing help the pet food industry avoid recalls, she said.

  • Identify reliable sources of ingredients
  • Design hygienic, secure facilities
  • Increase inspection and testing of ingredients
  • Monitor manufacturing parameters such as temperature, pH, pathogens and equipment
  • Ensure safety, quality and traceability of finished products. 
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