Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food

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Chicken Soup for the Soul was started in 1993 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, who recorded stories of healing and warmth from strangers and eventually published them in the Chicken Soup for the Soul line of books. It was so popular that the idea took off, and today there are several books with the title, as well as a line of pet foods.

Commonly known as “Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul” and “Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul,” they are manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Dog Wet Food, Chicken Soup for the Soul Puppy Wet Food, Chicken Soup for the Soul Mature Dog Wet Food, Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Cat Dry Food, Chicken Soup for the Soul Indoor with Hairball Care Dry Cat Food, Chicken Soup for the Soul Kitten Wet Food
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Company: Chicken Soup for the Soul Inc.
Headquarters: 132 E. Putnam Ave., Suite 20, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Contact info: 1-800-658-0624, email

Has Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2012, Diamond Pet Foods recalled all brands of Chicken Soup for the Soul for suspected salmonella contamination as described below. This brand was also affected by the large Menu Foods melamine recall of 2007.

List of Recalls

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012What was recalled: All types of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet foods meeting the following conditions:

  • Production code with the number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND a “Best By” date between Dec. 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013

April 2007

Cause: Melamine. Announcement: FDA report dated April 26, 2007What was recalled: The following 2 products:

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Kitten Formula, 5.5 oz. cans, “Best By” dates of Aug. 21, 2008 through April 15, 2009
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Puppy Formula, 13 oz. cans, “Best By” dates of Aug. 8, 2008 through April 15, 2009

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