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
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.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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