Pet Food Recalls


Tips for pet food recall rehearsal and preparation

The fundamentals matter in pet food recall preparation, and the bedrock is a plan.
Data management is critical in a pet food recall program. A data-driven recall program can provide more than just a means to trace a specific lot of a certain ingredient.
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Smucker recalls two lots of Meow Mix for Salmonella

The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled two lots of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-pound bags) due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this pet food recall out of an abundance of caution. 

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140 dog, cat food dates and lots recalled by Midwestern Pet Foods

This recall covers only certain products manufactured at Midwestern Pet Foods Monmouth, Illinois facility.
Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana is issuing a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food produced at its Monmouth, Illinois production facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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Bravo Packing expands recall to all pet foods and bones

No human or animal illnesses related to the identified products have been reported to date.
During an FDA inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks to humans and pets.
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Aflatoxin pet food recall goes international; 110 deaths

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. may have exported the recalled product to one consignee, respectively, in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
On January 25, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a list of countries to which the recalled product may have been exported by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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Mars UK recalls Chappie, Pedigree dog foods for vitamin D

Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
Mars Petcare UK is recalling several of its dog food products because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum permitted intake, according to the UK Food Standards Agency.
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Toxicologist, vet catch dog food toxin after early deaths

Sikes recognition of symptoms and Evans’ analysis may have caught the aflatoxin-contaminated dog food early, potentially saving lives.
During the stress of the pandemic and political unrest in the U.S., pet food companies, government regulators, diagnostics laboratories and other need to work together and remain vigilant to other threats.
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