Pet Food Recalls

Stay up to date with Petfood Industry’s list of US and international cat and dog food, pet treat and companion animal feed recalls. According to FDA, pet food can be recalled by a manufacturer to remove product from the market, by FDA request or by FDA order under statutory authority. Register for free to access premium content.

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130 blood disease cases in UK cats correlated to food

Pancytopenia is a rare condition where the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decrease, causing serious illness.
In the United Kingdom, officials advised cat owners not to feed their pets specific foods after finding correlations to a rare disease.
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Freshpet recalls one lot of dog food for Salmonella

Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.
Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.
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Natural Balance recalls cat food for Salmonella

No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.
No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.
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FDA plan for pet food facility inspections post-pandemic

FDA released a report on their inspection activity during the pandemic, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” with projections for a return to normal pet food facility inspection routines.
FDA released a report on their inspection activity during the pandemic, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” with projections for a return to normal pet food facility inspection routines.
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4 most common recall causes for US dog, cat, pet food

During the past decade in the pet food industry, pathogen related recalls were among the most frequent. Along with direct contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, ingredients tainted by fungal mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, have caused pet food recalls.

During the past decade in the pet food industry, pathogen related recalls were among the most frequent. Along with direct contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, ingredients tainted by fungal mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, have caused pet food recalls.


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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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