Alert!  Pet Food Recalls 

October 11, 2016 – CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor, manufactured by Mars Petcare, has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic.  The plastic pieces entered the food during the production process. Read more here.

March 26, 2016 – One lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders has been voluntarily recalled by Smallbatch Pets due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.  Read more here.  

March 18, 2016 – Fromm Foods has issued a voluntary recall on three of its canned dog foods because they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. All lots of Fromm Gold Chicken Pate, Gold Chicken & Duck, and Salmon & Chicken Pate are included in the recall.  For case codes and UPC’s, and to learn what to do, read more here.

January 4, 2016  Raw, dehydrated Big Dog Natural Chicken and Big Dog Natural Fish Supreme is being voluntarily recalled by Big Dog Natural, because there is a potential of salmonella contamination in the chicken formula, and with Listeria monocytogenes  in the fish.

These products were sold directly through the company’s website and were shipped from 10/30/2015 through 11/13/2015.

No Big Dog Natural additional products are affected by this recall.

Read more. 

December 11, 2015  A positive test, confirming the presence of Listeria monocytogenes  contamination has prompted Stella & Chewy’s to voluntarily recall Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016.”

As a precaution, Stella & Chewy’s is also voluntarily recalling all products from Lot# 165-15, which also includes Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for dogs 4 pound packages, and the 1.25 pound package of Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for cats, and Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for cats, Lots 160-15 and 152-15.

Read more.

December 10, 2015  Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats, with a best used by date of 11/13/16, is being recalled by Bravo Pet Foods due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella . Being recalled is the two pound (32 oz.) chub with the UPC code 829546211028.

These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers, and directly to consumers in the U.S.

Though they did NOT test positive for Salmonella, Bravo is also recalling three other products to ensure the safety of their customers.  Read below for those items.

Read more.

November 25, 2015  Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews were distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. UPC code 840243110087  Best By Date: November 4, 2017

Read more. 

November 6, 2015 Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats is being voluntarily recalled by the Blue Buffalo Company because they may contain low levels of propylene glycol.

Only the 2 oz., plastic stand up pouch with these specific code dates are involved:

  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.

No other BLUE pet foods or treats are involved in this recall.  Read more.

October 26, 2015  Halo, Purely for Pets has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of its Spot’s Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey kibble with a Best By date of 09/04/2016 due to reports of mold. No other Halo products are affected.

Affected UPC Codes for 6 lb. and 3 lb. bags 745158350231 and 745158340232  Best by Date: 09/04/2016

Read more.

October 23, 2015  “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” has expanded their original voluntary recall, posted on September 30, 2015, because more product may be contaminated with Salmonella.  This only affects the 2.8oz. Beefhide chicken sticks, with the UPC 091093822471, that expire February through July of 2018. Salix Animal Health distributes these treats nationwide at Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores.  Read more. 

October 2, 2015   Chicken Patties by K-9 Kraving Dog Food have been voluntarily recalled due to the possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected product was distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected.  Read more.

September 30, 2015 –”Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” have been voluntarily recalled by Salix Animal Health, distributed nationwide at Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with lot # AO15010 and with an expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1.  Read more here.

September 25, 2015 –OC Raw Dog is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.  Read more here. 


September 25, 2015 — Horse feed recall.  50 lb bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251, manufactured on September 8, 2015, have been voluntarily recalled by Western Milling.  The recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed may contain monensin, an ionophore.  Read more here. 

September 23, 2015, Dingo brand Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” Dog Chew Treats have been voluntarily recalled due to the potential contamination by amantadine. Amantadine is a human antiviral drug not approved for use in animal food.

These treats are distributed by United Pet Group, Inc. Cincinnati, OH and two package sizes are affected.

  • 6-pack Best by Date 5/16/2017
  • 16-pack: Best by Date 12/27/2015 and 5/16/2017

The product is made in China and they were distributed in the following states: CA, IA, IL, MN, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI

September 25, 2015  Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company of Louisburg, North Carolina voluntarily recalled a limited amount of alfalfa hay due to the potential of Blister Beetle contamination. This hay was sold Murphy Farm Hay and Feed in Louisburg, NC and Jones Farm Hay and Feed in Middlesex, NC.

A sample of the potentially contaminated hay tested positive for cantharidin, a poisonous substance found in blister beetles, and is suspected in the deaths of six horses. While cattle, goats and sheep may also be affected by cantharidin, horses are more susceptible to the toxin than ruminants.  Read more.

September 22, 2015  “I and love and you” has expanded their voluntary recall of Beef Cow-Boom! gullet strips because of potential contamination with Salmonella.

The original and voluntary recall was on July 14, 2015, and was limited to cow-boom! strips – beef gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1, a best-by-year of 2016 or 2017 and UPC number 8 18336 01134 4.

The Company has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. No other products of the company are affected by this recall.

August 10, 2015   Northwest Farm Food Cooperative has voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to the potential that it is contaminated with Salmonella.  Read more here.

July 24, 2015   Nature’s Variety Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs, with a “best buy” date of 4/27/16 has been voluntarily recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination.

Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Bites 4 and 7 pound, Patties in 6 pound packages are affected.

  • UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

Read more here.

July 23, 2015 Bravo Pet Foods is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella spp. Poly A contamination.

The following product is being voluntarily recalled:

  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and cats – Chub Item 21-102, 2 pound (32oz) Chub.  Best by 12/5/2016. UPC 829546211028  Read more here.  

July 8, 2015 –Carnivore Meat Company has recalled select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeriamonocytogenes.

The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015

It is unusual for healthy cats and dogs to become sick from Listeria monocytogenes, however in humans Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.  Read more here.  

 July 6, 2015– Stella & Chewy’s has voluntarily recalled some of its products over concerns of the possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, (15 ounce, Lot #111–15) during routine testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall, but as a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products nationwide from Lot # 111-15.  Read more here.


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