In February 2018, eight pet food recalls or withdrawals occurred, some involving multiple products, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration website. Several of the recalls involved raw pet food, while the withdrawal was initiated after a news station had pet foods analyzed. Laboratory results revealed pentobarbital, a barbiturate used in animal euthanasia. J.M. Smucker subsequently withdrew numerous Gravy Train, Skippy, Kibbles ‘N Bits and Ol’ Roy dog foods.

  1. Vital Essentials beef dog food recalled for Salmonella

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

  1. Northwest Naturals recalls raw dog food for Listeria

Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon, USA recalled five-pound frozen raw chicken and salmon dog food chubs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. The dog food was one isolated batch of 94 cases distributed in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Rhode Island and sold through specialty pet retail stores.

  1. TruPet recalls TruDog dog treats for potential Salmonella

TruPet, LLC of Milford, Ohio, USA is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5-ounce dog treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.

  1. Smucker withdraws Gravy Train and other dog foods

J.M. Smucker voluntarily withdrew 10 varieties of Gravy Train dog food, according to the company’s website. The withdrawal followed a news report that the pet foods were tainted with pentobarbital, and subsequent class action lawsuit. The company also withdrew varieties of Skippy, Kibbles ‘N Bits and Ol’ Roy.

  1. Redbarn bully sticks recalled for potential Salmonella

Redbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, California, USA voluntarily recalled a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonellaaccording to the United States Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

  1. Darwin’s Natural recalls two dog foods for Salmonella

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products recalled certain lots of its Darwin’s ZooLogics dog food on Monday, February 13, according to the US FDA. The recall resulted from potential Salmonella contamination. Tukwila, Washington, USA-based Darwin’s announced the recall via a statement sent directly to consumers.

  1. Raws for Paws recalls 4,000 pounds of turkey pet food

Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 pound and 1 pound chubs of ground turkey pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.

  1. Smokehouse Pet Products recalls Beef Munchies dog treats

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, California, USA is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.