April 22, 2013
Pet Food Safety
Common-sense tips and the latest recall advisories from the FDA
Part of your responsibility as a pet parent is to help protect your pet from potentially harmful products.
While it is nearly impossible to ensure that your pet will never come in contact with recalled pet food or treats, you can help to reduce your pet's risk.
Tips for protecting your pets from contaminated food and treats
1. Check our list of recalled foods and treats regularly for the latest information on items that have been recalled. You may also want to join our online community to receive information about recalls via the Pet of the Week enewsletter. In addition, the FDA website is a helpful tool that provides updated information for all product recalls.
2. If your pet's food or treats are recalled (see list below), immediately stop feeding the product to your pet. Recalled products may be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or thrown away in a secure area not accessible to animals. If you have questions about recalled food or treats or require additional information contact the company that manufactures the product.
3. If your pet may have consumed a recalled product, consult your veterinarian, even if your pet does not appear to have any symptoms.
4. If your pet has become ill or died because of a recalled food or treat, please report it to The FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your state.
February 28, 2013: United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels" Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
January 9, 2013: FDA CVM Update on Jerky Treats
December 13, 2012: Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Voluntarily Recalls its Dogcandy® Brand of Holiday Hound Cake (7.5 Oz.) and Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5 Oz) Manufactured for, Distributed, and Sold in Approximately 130 Petsmart Stores Because of the Possibility of Mold
May 23, 2012: Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination
April 27, 2012: Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Dry Dog Food Due to a Potential Health Risk Recall is limited to one formula of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul distributed to 10 states
April 10, 2012: Diamond Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported
December 28, 2011: Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. recalls its 21% Dog Food
December 28, 2011: Feeders Supply, Inc. Recalls Arrow Brand Dry Dog Food
December 8, 2011: Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Power Dry Dog Food
December 7, 2011: Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food
December 6, 2011: P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food (Iams brand)
November 18, 2011: FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products
Oct. 8, 2010: Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk »
Aug. 31, 2010: P&G voluntarily recalls a small amount of dry cat food »
July 15, 2010: Feline's Pride is expanding its July 1 voluntary recall of Feline's Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, to include the product produced on 6/21/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella »
July 2, 2010: United Pet Group is voluntarily expanding its recent recall of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for Dogs to include additional pet nutritional supplement products for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination »