Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recall Alert! FDA Pet Food Recalls In 2018





If this seems like a busy time for pet food recalls right now ~ well, that's because it is! In 2018 alone, there have been well over a dozen pet food recalls, which is an unusually high number of recalls. Regardless of whether it's one or one dozen, any number is truly unacceptable. 


1. Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula Raw Frozen Dog Food

This is the 14th brand of dog food to be recalled so far this year, a dizzyingly high number for a period of just over 2 months' time.

Maker: Raw Basics, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated March 6, 2018
What was recalled: 5 lb. boxes of Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula raw frozen dog food with UPC #072635520017, Lot #27717 and best by date of April 17, 2019


2. Steve’s Real Food Turkey Canine Recipe

This is the 13th brand of dog food to be recalled so far this year, an unusually high number for a period of just over 2 months' time.


Maker: Steve’s Real Food
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated March 2, 2018
What was recalled: 5 lb. bags of Turkey Canine Recipe raw frozen dog food, with Lot #E 178, UPC #6-91730-15303-8 and best by date of Sept. 27, 2018


3. Blue Ridge Beef Kitten Grind Cat Food 

Two kittens have died, and now this frozen raw cat food is being recalled.

Maker: Blue Ridge Beef
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated March 1, 2018
What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of Kitten Grind frozen raw cat food, Lot #GA1102 (you can find the lot number on the clips at each end of the chubs), manufactured Nov. 2, 2017


4. Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs

Carnivore Meat Company is recalling 73 cases of this raw dog food because it could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

Maker: Carnivore Meat Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated February 28, 2018
What was recalled: 1 lb. bags of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs, best by date of June 14, 2019 and with Lot #13753 and UPC #033211008947


5. Northwest Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe

The company has announced a recall of a dog food that was distributed more than a year ago after a sample tested positive for listeria.


Maker: Northwest Naturals
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 23, 2018
What was recalled: 5 lb. frozen chubs of Chicken & Salmon Recipe dog food with UPC #0 87316 38440 6 and best by code 15 082218


6. TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delights

A positive salmonella test has led TruPet, LLC to recall a single lot of these freeze-dried raw dog treats.

Maker: TruPet, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 23, 2018
What was recalled: 2.5 oz. packages of TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight with Lot #20190514 13753


7. Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy Canned Dog Foods

This market withdrawal follows an explosive investigative report that discovered traces of pentobarbital (a euthanasia drug) in some cans of Gravy Train dog food.

Maker: The J.M. Smucker Company
Cause: Potential for low levels of pentobarbital
Announcement: Gravy Train website announcement, Kibbles ‘N Bits website announcement, FDA announcement dated Feb. 16, 2018
What was recalled: The company is withdrawing from the market the following canned dog foods manufactured from 2016 to Feb. 15, 2018:
Gravy Train:
  • 13.2 oz. With T-Bone Flavor Chunks, UPC# 7910052541
  • 13.2 oz. With Beef Strips, UPC# 7910052542
  • 13.2 oz. With Lamb and Rice Chunks, UPC# 7910052543
  • 13.2 oz. With Beef Chunks, UPC# 7910034417
  • 22 oz. With Beef Chunks, UPC# 7910051647
  • 13.2 oz. With Chicken Chunks, UPC# 7910034418
  • 22 oz. With Chicken Chunks, UPC# 7910051645
  • 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew, UPC# 7910051933
  • 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley, UPC# 7910051934
  • 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, UPC# 7910034417
Kibbles ‘N Bits:
  • 12-can Variety Pack — Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner With Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts With Real Turkey Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2 oz. cans, UPC# 7910010377 and 7910010378
  • 12-Can Variety Pack — Chef’s Choice Bistro Hearty Cuts With Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Homestyle Meatballs & Pasta Dinner With Real Beef in Tomato Sauce, 12 pack of 13.2 oz. cans, UPC# 7910010382, 7910048367 and 7910010378
  • 12-Can Variety Pack — Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices With Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner With Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts With Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2 oz. cans, UPC# 7910010380, 7910010377 and 7910010375
  • Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts With Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 7910010375
  • Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts With Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 7910010378
  • Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices With Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 7910010380
Ol’ Roy:
  • Strips Turkey Bacon, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 8113117570
Skippy:
  • Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 79100502469
  • Premium Chunks in Gravy With Beef, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 7910050250
  • Premium Strips in Gravy With Beef, 13.2 oz. can, UPC# 7910050245

8. Darwin’s ZooLogics Dog Food

We have learned about another recall of Darwin's pet food ~ the latest in a string of recalls in the past year and a half.

Maker: Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 13, 2018
What was recalled: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured Nov. 2, 2017) and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured Nov. 16, 2017)


9. Redbarn Naturals 7 Inch Bully Stick

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported. But testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture found salmonella in a package of these dog chews.

Maker: Redbarn Pet Products, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 9, 2018 and a company news release
What was recalled: 2.4 oz. green plastic bags of Redbarn Naturals 7 Inch Bully Sticks Premium Dog Chews (3-pack) with expiration date of “112120ABC”


10. Beef Munchies Dog Treats by Smokehouse Pet Products

Routine testing by a state agriculture department found the presence of salmonella in packages of these dog treats.

Maker: Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 8, 2018 and expanded recall report dated Feb. 15, 2018
What was recalled: All sizes, package types, lot numbers and UPC codes of Beefy Munchies dog treats


11. Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food

Raws for Paws has recalled certain chubs of its Ground Turkey Pet Food because of the potential for salmonella contamination.

Maker: Raws for Paws
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 8, 2018
What was recalled: 1 lb. and 5 lb. chubs of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food with a manufacture date of Oct. 12, 2017 (Turkey Pet Food cases) or manufacture dates between Oct. 12, 2017 and Feb. 2, 2018 (found in Combo Pack variety cases).
Please note that the recall involves a company called Raws for Paws out of Minneapolis — NOT to be confused with a similarly named company, Raw Paws Pet Food (of Indianapolis), which is not affected.
12. JustFoodForDogs
The company's first recall comes after preliminary testing revealed its human-grade green beans may be contaminated with listeria.
Maker: JustFoodForDogs, LLC
Cause: Potential for contamination with listeria in products containing green beans
Announcement: Company letter to customers, Jan. 15, 2018; FDA recall notice dated Jan. 19, 2018
What was recalled: Only these specific refrigerated/frozen JustFoodForDogs products, all sizes:
  • Turducken, batch dates of Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018
  • Beef and Russet Potato, batch dates of Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018 (new packages will be made that contain no green beans and are safe to feed)
  • Fish and Sweet Potato, batch dates of Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018 (new packages will be made that contain no green beans and are safe to feed)





Did you know that there have been more than 160 FDA recalls since 2007?


Check to see if your pet's food or treats have been recalled on the FDA website by logging on here:
 


https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm


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