Merrick Pet Food

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Garth Merrick created Merrick Pet Care in 1988 in Texas. The first product was a dog treat named Flossie. Merrick continued working on the recipes and was dedicated to using high-quality ingredients without fillers or preservatives.

As the company grew, so did his kitchen. Merrick now has more than 125 recipes. The company manufactures wet and dry cat food, wet and dry dog food, and dog treats. In summer 2015, Merrick was acquired by Nestlé Purina PetCare. Castor & Pollux is a separate brand in this family of products.

Merrick Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Real Chicken Recipe, Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Real Salmon Recipe, Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Beef Pâté, Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Beef Wellington, Merrick Chunky Colossal Chicken Dinner Grain Free Recipe
Cost: $$$
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Company: Merrick Pet Care
Headquarters: 101 SE 11th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101
Contact info: 1-800-664-7387, website

Has Merrick Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. Several years ago, the FDA conducted routine testing of Merrick Beef Filet Squares and found salmonella.

List of Merrick Recalls

August 2011

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated Aug. 8, 2011. Recalled: Merrick Doggie Wishbone pet treats, Lot #11031, Best by Jan. 30, 2013.

January 2011

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 28, 2011Recalled: Merrick Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats with all lot numbers up to and including 10364. No “Best by” date given.

July/August 2010

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA reports dated July 2, Aug. 3 and Aug. 16, 2010. Recalled:

  • Merrick Beef Filet Squares, 10 oz., Lot #10084TL7, Best by March 24, 2012
  • Merrick Texas Hold’ems pet treats, 10 oz., Lot #10127, Best by May 6, 2012

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