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April 2014 Update: Cat Food Recalls

Keep Your Feline Safe From Dangerous Products

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April 10, 2014

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co. has recalled Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats because of potential salmonella contamination. The food was sold in stores and online throughout the United States

The recalled product comes in two, five, and 15 pound corrugated boxes with plastic liners. They're marked on the top right hand side of the box with the code Lot # 14029/21.

If you have this recalled cat food, return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. If you have questions, call the company at 845-473-1900 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Read more on the Food and Drug Administration website.

February 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on Pro-Pet cat and dog food because of salmonella fears. Food manufactured during a two-day period may be contaminated, according to the company.

The food was sold in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The affected cat foods are:

18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 1A, UPC 1219033873
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 1A, UPC 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 1A, UPC 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 2A, UPC 7065407713

You can find more information about the recall on the FDA website. If you have any of this food, return it for a refund. Call Pro-Pet with any questions at 1-888-765-4190.

January 27, 2014

PMI Nutrition has recalled 20 pound bags of its Red Flannel Cat Food for potential salmonella contamination. Although there haven't been any reports of illness, routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office found possible salmonella in the food.

A third party manufacturer makes Red Flannel Cat Food for PMI. The affected cat food has a "best by" date of 05 06 14 and lot number 096 13 SM L2 1A. The UPC code is 7 42869 00058 5.

The recalled cat food was sold in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. You'll find more information in this PDF document.

If you have any of the recalled Red Flannel Cat Food, return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

August 14, 2013

Proctor and Gamble has just recalled several lots of its Eukanuba and Iams dry cat and dog food because of potential salmonella contamination. Go to the press release here for a complete list of the recalled foods, which is quite lengthy.

The press release has instructions on getting a refund if you have any of the affected food. For more information on this voluntary recall, call P&G at 800-208-0172 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

July 27, 2013

Dogswell voluntarily recalled its chicken and duck jerky treats for cats and dogs after the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets found that Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Jerky contained trace amounts of antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States.

The recall covers both Catswell and Dogswell brands. The chicken and duck jerky was sold under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality, and Vitakitty brands. The "Best Before" date is on or before January 28th, 2015. Products with later dates are not part of the recall.

Read more about the recall on Dogswell's website.

June 18, 2013

Natura today announced that it's recalling all its pet foods and treats/biscuits with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. The recall includes the brands EVO, Innova, HealthWise, California Natural, Mother Nature, and Karma.

This cat food recall happened in response to an FDA test in April that showed salmonella in a product manufactured on April 3. There was only one positive test, but the company is recalling the products mentioned above as a precautionary measure.

Visit the recall page on the FDA website for more information if you have these products. You can also call Natura at 800-224-6123.

April 19, 2013

Natura has expanded its recent recall to cover more products. It now includes all of the company's cat and dog food and treats with expiration dates up to and including March 24, 2014 in the Innova, EVO, Karma, HealthWise, and California Natural brands. Read more about it on the Food and Drug Administration website, which provides the comprehensive list of the recalled cat and dog foods and treats.

Here's a link to more information on the FDA website. Call Natura with questions at 800-224-6123 for more information.

April 3, 2013

Bravo has expanded its March cat and dog food recall as a precaution. The pet products in question did not test positive for salmonella, but they were made on the same day and the day after a product that come up positive.

The recalled products are: item #21-405 - 5 lb chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet with "best used by" dates of 3-6-15 or 3-12-15 printed on the package's plastic casing; item # 21-102 - 2 lb. chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet with a "best used by" date of 3-21-15 printed on the package's plastic casing; and item # 51-508 - 5 lb. bag of Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers with the "best used by dates" of 3-21-15 or 3-22-15 printed on the plastic bag's back panel.

Print a refund form via a link on the company's website.

March 30, 2013

Natura has expanded its recall include additional dry cat food and treats. The affected food has expiration dates that run from Jan. 1, 2014, and March 24, 2014, while the recalled dry cat treats have expiration dates from July 1, 2013, to September, 27 2013.

The expanded recall is because of potential salmonella contamination. Call Natura toll-free at 1-800-224-6123 with any questions, and check out the official FDA page for more information.

March 19, 2013

Natura Pet voluntarily recalled select cat and dog foods in the Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise product lines. The recall is due to potential salmonella contamination.

The list of recalled pet food is lengthy and includes both cat and dog products. View more information on the FDA's recall web page.

Return the product for a refund if you have any in your possession. If you have any questions, call Natura at 800-224-6123.

March 14, 2013

Bravo! has recalled a limited amount of its Raw Frozen Diet Chicken Blend food for cats and dogs. The two-pound tubes affected by this recall were made on June 14, 2012.

The product code of the recalled food is 21-102, and the batch ID code is 6 14 12. The tubes may be contaminated by salmonella because the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found problems when it tested a batch. Bravo! says the food was tested by an independent laboratory before being sent to retailers and did not contain any salmonella at that time.

If you have this cat food product, return it for a refund. There's more information on this page on the company's website.

March 11, 2013

Diamond Pet Foods has voluntary recalled its Premium Edge adult dry cat food, kitten dry food, and senior cat hairball management food. Diamond Naturals kitten dry food is also part of the recall. There's no contamination danger, but the food might not contain enough thiamine (vitamin B1). That nutrient is needed by cats for proper nervous system function.

This recall is centered in Canada, where the food was distributed in Quebec and Ontario. The packages range from 170 gram sample packets to to 2.7 kilogram and 8.1 kilogram bags. The expiration dates run from July 2013 to January 2014.

If you have any of this food, return it for replacement or refund.

February 17, 2013

Nature's Variety recalled a batch of its Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula For Dogs & Cats because packages in the batch might contain plastic pieces. This could pose a choking hazard to pets.

The recalled product is marked with a 10/4/13 "Best if Used By" date. The following sizes are recalled: UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag; UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case; UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag; and UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case.

The recalled cat and dog food was sold in stores and online in the United States and Canada. Read more about the recall on the company website.

August 12, 2012

Some Petco stainless steel bowls are radioactive because of Cobalt-60 contamination. Although they don't post an immediate danger, you should return them for a refund.

The affected bowls are:

 

  • SKU 1047493, PETC-3.75C DEEP TWO TONE NOTIP, 9.25" diameter; 3.75 cup capacity
  • SKU 1386956, PETC-3.5C NO-TIP SS HAMMRD BWL, 9" diameter; 3.5 cup capacity
  • SKU 1047477, PETC-7C TWO TONE NONTIP BOWL, 9" diameter, 7 cup capacity

 

SKU numbers are printed on the labels on the bottom and inside the bowls.

The bowls were sold between May 31 and June 20, 2012. If you have one, return it to your local Petco store for a refund. Call Petco Customer Service at 877-738-6742 with any questions.

August 2, 2012

Arthur Dogswell LLC has voluntarily recalled Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because the Food and Drug Administration found high levels of propylene glycol in the treats.

Although no illnesses or deaths have been reported, the chemical can cause serious health problems like anemia and blood cell damage, according to the FDA.

Affected treats were distributed between April 13 and June 14, 2012, through mail order and in retail stores. They were packaged in resealable two-ounce orange plastic bags, with a clear window.

The following VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins lot codes are part of the recall: SEW12CH032701/03c, with a best before date of 9/10/13, and SEW12CH032702/03cbe, with a best before date of 9/11/13. The UPC is 8 84244 00057 2.

if you think you have some of the recalled cat treats, look for the lot code on the back of the package, at the bottom right.

May 10, 2012

Taste of the Wild cat food is now included in the ongoing pet food recall. For more information, you call the Diamond consumer hotline at 866-918-8756 Monday through Sunday.

The Centers for Disease Control has a dedicated web page on the cat and dog food recalls and illnesses linked to them.

May 6, 2012

The following Kirkland Signature cat foods are recalled and should be returned to the store where they were purchased:

 

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013.
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013.

 

January 26, 2012

 

Freezer packs have sickened one dog and killed another when the canines chewed on the gel packs. Cats are also in danger of chewing the packs and ingesting the sweet-tasting chemical inside. The packs in question are being recalled:

-The Expandable Insulated Lunch Box with Freezer Gel Pack, an insulated lunch box set with a navy blue, red, black or denim blue colored lunch box, aluminum bottle and freezer gel pack. Look for the “Ci Sport” logo on the front of the lunch box and the code “1-61731-99-57” on a white label inside the box. The gel pack has “Cryofreeze” and “Ice Pack/Hot Pack” printed on the front.

-The Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carrier, a four-piece food carrier set with a light blue thermal carrier, two plastic food containers, and a freezer gel pack. There's a white label in the main compartment with code “1-38018-69-07.” The gel pack has “Cryofreeze” and “Ice Pack/Hot Pack” printed on the front.

Call the maker, California Innovations, at 800-722-2545 or visit their website for refund instructions.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, these cat-related products have been recalled over the past few months. Immediately stop using these products if you have them in your home and return them to the place of purchase for a refund:

August 1, 2011

Nestlé Purina is recalling bags of Purina One Vibrant Maturity 7+ dry cat food that are potentially contaminated with salmonella. They were made in single production run in late 2010 and were sent to retail customers in 12 Midwestern states. Call 1-800-982-6559 for refund information.

The recall is for bags with a "Best by" date of May 2012 (The "Best by" date and production code are at the back or bottom of the bag) and includes 3.5-pound bags, with production codes of 03341084 and 03351084 and UPC codes of 17800 01885 and 7-pound bags with production codes of 03341084 and 03351084 and UPC codes of 17800 01887.

June 27, 2011

Friskies Grillers Blend Cat Chow dry cat food in 3.15 and 16 pound bags and Cat Chow Naturals dry cat food in 6.3 pound bags, potentially contaminated with salmonella. Look for a "Best By" date of Aug 2012 and production code 10331083 13, 10381083 06, or 10381083 06.

May 28, 2011

Primal Pet Foods cat food, Feline Chicken and Salmon formula in four pound bags, potentially contaminated with salmonella. Look for a "Best By" date code of 043112-17.

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