Pet Food Recalls — Is Your Pet’s Brand on Our List?

Petful (formerly Pets Adviser) has compiled a list of known U.S. pet food recalls for the past several years. Is your dog or cat food on our list? Take a look and see. Recalls are listed in order from newest to oldest.

July 24, 2015

natures-variety-instinct-dog-food-recall-2015Maker: Nature’s Variety
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated July 24, 2015
What was recalled: The following raw dog foods:

  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites, 4 lb. and 7 lb., Best by April 27, 2016
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties, 6 lb., Best by April 27, 2016

July 23, 2015

D_BN_Chicken_ProductMaker: Bravo Pet Foods
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Company press release dated July 23, 2015
What was recalled: The following products only:

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  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats, 2 lb. chub, Item #21-102, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs , 2 lb. chub, Item #21-402, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs, 3 lb. bag of patties, Item #21-401, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs, 5 lb. bag of patties, Item #21-508, Best by Dec. 5, 2016

July 20, 2015

Maker: The Natural Dog Company, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated July 20, 2015
What was recalled: 12 oz. bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews; no lot number or expiration date given

July 14, 2015

i-and-love-and-you-cow-boom-smMaker: NatPets LLC (“I and love and you”)
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Company announcement and press release dated July 14, 2015
What was recalled: 2 oz. bags of “I and love and you” Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats with lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1 and “Best By” years of 2016 or 2017

July 8, 2015

Maker: Carnivore Meat Company, LLC
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated July 8, 2015
What was recalled: Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, Lot #10930, Best by Feb. 10, 2016; and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, Lot #10719, Best by Dec. 2, 2015

July 4, 2015

Maker: Stella & Chewy’s
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: Company recall notice dated July 4, 2015
What was recalled: The following:
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  • Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs, 15 oz., Lot #111-15, Best by April 23, 2016 or April 26, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., Lot #111-15, Best by April 29, 2016 or May 3, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., Lot #104-15, Best by April 23, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., Lot #109-15, Best by April 29, 2016 or May 3, 2016
  • Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe, 3.25 oz., Lot #111-15, Best by May 3, 2016 or May 4, 2016
  • Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe, 3.25 oz., Lot #110-15, Best by May 3
  • Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 4 lb., Lot #111-15, Best by April 21, 2016
  • Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 4 lb., Lot #111-15, Best by April 21, 2016
  • Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs, 6 lb., Lot #111-15, Best by April 21, 2016
  • Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs, 3 lb. or 6 lb., Lot #111-15, Best by April 21, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers, 9 oz. or 18 oz., Lot #105-15, Best by May 3, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers, 18 oz., Lot #113-15, Best by May 3, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs, 15 oz., Lot #114-15, Best by April 26, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., Lot #114-15 or #115-15, Best by May 4, 2016
  • Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., Lot #107-15, Best by April 23, 2016

July 2, 2015

Maker: Boulder Dog Food Company, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated June 19, 2015; Daily Camera July 2, 2015
What was recalled: 3-ounce bags of Chicken Sprinkles treats with a “Best by” date of May 4, 2016 and Lot #998; expanded to include 3-ounce bags of Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer with a “Best by” date of May 28, 2016 and Lot #743

rachael-ray-nutrish-cat-food-recall-2015 June 4, 2015

Maker: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Cause: Potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D
Announcement: FDA report dated June 4, 2015
What was recalled: The following varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food:

  • Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver, 2.8 oz. single pack, “Best By” date of Aug. 17, 2015
  • Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, 2.8 oz. single pack, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016
  • Ocean Fish-a-licious, 2.8 oz. single pack, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016
  • Tuna Purrfection, 2.8 oz. single pack, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016
  • Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, 2.8 oz. single pack, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016

Two variety packs that contain some of these recalled products also were recalled:

  • Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, 12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016
  • Ocean Lovers Variety Pack, 12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups, “Best By” date of Dec. 1, 2016

oc-raw-dog-recall-2015 May 15, 2015

Maker: OC Raw Dog
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated May 15, 2015
What was recalled: Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation in 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen patties and 5 lb. bulk bags with Lot #1511 and Use By date of Oct. 8, 2015

April 22, 2015

Maker: TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated April 22, 2015
What was recalled: One lot of 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, expiration date of March 22, 2018

March 13, 2015

Maker: Primal Pet Foods
Cause: Low thiamine levels
Announcement: FDA report dated March 13, 2015
What was recalled: A single lot of Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula, 3 lb. bags, with “Best By” date of “060815 B22″

Feb. 11, 2015

Maker: Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 11, 2015
What was recalled: 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food with only the following as the first 5 digits of the Lot Codes: 4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, and 4H06P. The “Best By” dates are: Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, or Aug 05 16.

busters-natural-treatsFeb. 11, 2015

Maker: Pet International Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 11, 2015
What was recalled: Buster’s Natural Pet Supply 6-inch Beef Trachea in a 12-pack plastic pouch, Lot Code 8501450, no date provided. They were distributed to retail stores in the cities of Conifer and Lakewood in Colorado.

big-barkJan. 30, 2015

Maker: Grill-Phoria LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 30, 2015
What was recalled: 3.5 oz bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs, distributed and manufactured between Sept. 20, 2014 and Jan. 2, 2015 (no lot codes)

j.j.fuds-recall-2015Jan. 20, 2015

Maker: J.J. Fuds, Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 20, 2015; updated by Frontier Distributing on Jan. 27, 2015 (PDF)
What was recalled: All J.J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends 5 lb. and 10 lb. raw frozen diets, including chicken, duck and beef

purr-complete-feline-poultry-meal-cat-foodJan. 16, 2015

Maker: Oma’s Pride
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 16, 2015
What was recalled: Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal frozen cat food, 12 oz. and 2 lb. plastic packages, with “Best By” date of Sept. 12, 2015 and Lot Code #1524

There have been no more recalls this year, but there were many more last year. Start browsing the 2014 recalls here:

See the previous pet food recall on our list

(Or browse recalls by brand name)