Pet Product Recalls

November 20, 2019 - FDA.gov Recipient: Peter Brons-Poulsen President and CEO Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. 400 SW 8th Ave.Topeka, KS 66603United States Issuing Office: Office of Human and Animal Foods Division II West United States 913-495-5100 Dear Mr. Brons-Poulsen: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted inspections of your pet food manufacturing facility located at 320 NE Crane St., Topeka, Kansas on February 1 through February 19, 2019 and March 25 through 27, 2019. These inspections were conducted in response to a Reportable Food Registry report (RFR) event (EON-378261)... Read more →

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September 20, 2019 - FDA.gov - TDBBS, LLC is the parent company of Best Bully Sticks which is a very popular brand. You can find more information (but no recalls) on the TDBBS website or on the Best Bully Sticks website (scroll to the bottom where it states the parent company). If you search USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack or USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack on Google, the Amazon listing with Best Bully Sticks picture comes up but the pages have been taken down. I would contact both... Read more →

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September 3, 2019 - FDA.gov Company Announcement Dog Goods is voluntarily expanding this recall to include all 30-packs of "Berkley & Jensen" brand pig ears sold at BJ's Wholesale Club stores. Dog Goods purchased these pig ears from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") and State partners, is investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. This recall is being expanded after Rhode... Read more →

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August 27, 2019 - FDA.gov Brutus & Barnaby of Clearwater, Florida is recalling all size variations of our Pig Ears for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting,... Read more →

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August 16, 2019 - FDA.gov Company Announcement Dog Goods USA LLC to conduct a voluntary recall of Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because of possible salmonella health risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") and State partners, is investigating a suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. Dog Goods USA LLC ("Dog Goods"), a distributor of Tobyhanna, PA has been contacted by the FDA and, based on the best information currently available, will be... Read more →

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Summary Company Announcement Date: July 26, 2019 FDA Publish Date: July 26, 2019 Product Type: Animal & Veterinary Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella contamination Company Name: Lennox Intl Brand Name: Lennox Product Description: Pig ears Company Announcement The Lennox Intl Inc located in Edison NJ, is voluntary recalling its Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having... Read more →

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July 31, 2019 - FDA.gov July 31, 2019 Update: FDA and CDC are advising that consumers avoid all pig ear pet treats and retailers stop selling all pig ear treats at this time. Lennox Intl Inc., a distributor of pig ear pet treats, has initiated a recall for some of the treats involved in this outbreak. CDC announced that there are now a total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, reported from 33 states. Twenty-six ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Previous... Read more →

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Pet Supplies Plus is recalling Pig Ears in 33 states. This is as of July 3. The FDA has updated their recent information. Summary Company Announcement Date: July 03, 2019 FDA Publish Date: July 03, 2019 Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella contamination Company Name: Pet Supplies Plus Brand Name: PSP Product Description: Pig ears Company Announcement With the recent announcements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigating contaminated Pig Ear Treats connecting to Salmonella, Pet Supplies Plus is advising consumers... Read more →

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UPDATE: Pet Supplies Plus is recalling Pig Ears. See info here. This is not a recall. It is an FDA investigation posted July 3, 2019. While they have not named a specific source, they also issued this as additional information. Consumer Advisory: Pig ear pet treats sold in bulk distributed in Michigan potentially contaminated with Salmonella Info from both posts can be read below. July 3, 2019 - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) today issued a consumer advisory for pig ears sold in bulk at retailers... Read more →

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In July of last year, the FDA's investigation of consumer reports concerning an increase in the number of incidents of a heart disease called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The dogs did not have a predisposition to DCM but they did frequently eat dog foods containing peas, lentils and other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. The FDA has updated their investigation into the DCM cases and named 16 brands eaten by dogs involved in the official report. Only brands named 10 or more times are in this list while... Read more →

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This recall has been EXPANDED. View the expanded recall here. December 5, 2018 - FDA.gov Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily recalling 933 packages of Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in August 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes may affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed... Read more →

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December 3, 2018 - FDA.gov The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foods. Fast Facts The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity. Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health... Read more →

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November 28, 2018 - FDA.gov Contact ANF, Inc. mwhite@anf.com 936-560-5930 ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. 3 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 9097231622 BB NOV 23 2019 7.5 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 9097203300 BB NOV 20 2019 The above products were distributed in retail stores within Puerto Rico. Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above. Dogs... Read more →

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From FDA.gov - November 6, 2018 In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. The recalled products consist of the following lot numbers manufactured between March 3, 2018, and May 15, 2018: TI1 3 Mar 2019 TB2 21 Mar 2019 TB3 21 Mar 2019 TA2 19 Apr 2019 TB1 15 May 2019 TB2 15 May 2019 Dogs consuming elevated levels of Vitamin D could exhibit... Read more →

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August 21, 2018 - FDA expanded this recall Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality. The following Rad Cat Raw Diet products are being recalled. The products were shipped... Read more →

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RECALL - Dave’s Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls 95% Premium Beef Canned Dog Food Due To Potentially Elevated Levels Of Thyroid Hormone June 12, 2018 - FDA.gov recall This is the 2nd recall for Dave's Pet Food. Dave's Simply The Best Dog Food was recalled in 2015 (see here) Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Product was distributed all along the east coast of the US, sold... Read more →

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FDA.gov - April 20, 2018 OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling approximately 1,560 lbs of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation which was manufactured on 10/11/2017 with a lot number 3652 and a use by date of 10/11/18. We are voluntarily recalling because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in animals consuming the pet food, and the humans that handle the pet food and surfaces exposed to the product. Pets can be carriers of the... Read more →

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FDA.gov - April 17, 2018 This company also had a previous recall for TruPet, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain "Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight" Pet Treats on February 24, 2018 TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below. The following affected "Boost Me" products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer... Read more →

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What does the FDA have to say about this? See the bottom of this post for the FDA Update. March 26, 2018 - Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can... Read more →

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The J.M. Smucker Company today initiated a limited, voluntary class I recall on specific lot codes of two of its Milo’s Kitchen dog treats because the products have the potential to contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Milo's Kitchen dog treats were also recalled in January, 2013. The following recall notice was provided by J.M. Smucker Company to pet food/treat retailers dated March 22, 2018 Please be advised The J.M. Smucker Company today initiated a limited, voluntary class I recall on specific lot codes of two of its Milo’s... Read more →

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FDA.gov recall 2/23/18 TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below. The following affected "Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight" products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery: Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: "Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight" with "Lot # 20190514 13753". No products other... Read more →

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February 15, 2018 Recall Expanded. FDA.gov Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all... Read more →

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Official FDA.gov recall The J.M. Smucker Company is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of a limited quantity of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, and Skippy Wet Dog Food and Ol Roy products after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. Smucker's states that this recalls is "after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. This is not a threat to pet safety. Although the extremely low levels do not... Read more →

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FDA UPDATE MARCH 26, 2018 (Complete Details from FDA site) The FDA has detected Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O128 and Salmonella in samples of raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc. The samples were collected by the FDA to determine whether the firm had addressed an ongoing pattern of pathogenic contamination in Darwin’s and ZooLogics raw pet foods.The firm has recalled the affected products, but has not yet issued public notification. Fast Facts The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of five recalls of and multiple... Read more →

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Issued from Darwin's Dog Food last night to customers. Dear XXXX, I am writing to you today to share some information about a recent recall of two of our products, which testing has found to contain Salmonella. First, I want to let you know that this recall does not affect you, as you have not received either of the products involved, which are: • ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/2/17) • ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/16/17) We have already notified those customers who... Read more →

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Announcement With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. No illnesses,... Read more →

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United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below. United Pet Group previously initiated a voluntary recall of its branded products on 6/10/17 which included the following brands: American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, and Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fun and Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fit). The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that... Read more →

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June 14, 2017 Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping... Read more →

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UNITED PET GROUP VOLUNTARY RECALLS MULTIPLE BRANDS OF RAWHIDE CHEW PRODUCTS FOR DOGS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION Consumer: 1-855-215-4962 Media: Meg Rowley 985-237-9786 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 10, 2017 St. Louis, MO — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its... Read more →

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