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on February 14, 2017

Wellness recalls canned cat food made in certain facility

Foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility.

Wellness is voluntarily recalling a small amount of their canned cat foods from retailers’ shelves after foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility.

The recalled cat food recipes are in 12.5 ounce cans with the following best buy dates:

Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Chicken and Herring - 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz .Chicken - 08/03/2019 and 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Chicken and Lobster - 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Turkey and Salmon - 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Turkey - 08/04/2019 and 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Beef and Chicken - 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz. Beef and Salmon - 08/05/2019

If consumers have any of the 12.5 ounce recipes with these best buy dates, email info@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587 and the company will replace your product.

Recent pet food recalls

Earlier this month, Blue Buffalo and PetSmart recalled dog foods for metal contamination.

Pet food recalls and safety

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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