2012 Pet Food Recall List

Here are all of the U.S. pet food recalls (dogs and cats) from 2012, based on research from Petful.

December 2012

Maker: Claudia’s Canine Cuisine
Cause: Potential for mold
What Was Recalled: DogCandy Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake, 7.5 oz. bags, Best by Aug. 2015

November 2012

Maker: Carolina Prime Pet Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips, 5 count, Lot #20082712 S 3195 and 20090312 S3195

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November 2012

Maker: Magnolia Bird Farm Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Sunland Peanuts in Shell; Hulled Peanuts; Magnolia Bird Farm Conure Mix; Magnolia Bird Farm Large Hookbill; Magnolia Bird Farm Hookbill Supreme; and Magnolia Bird Farm Parrot Mix bird seed mixes (all distributed Oct. 12, 2011 to Oct. 12, 2012)

November 2012

Maker: Charlee Bear Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots; Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes — 5.5 oz. bags with the following lot codes and dates:

  • Lot #19812, Best by July 16, 2015
  • Lot #19912, Best by July 17, 2015
  • Lot #20012, Best by July 18, 2015
  • Lot #20212, Best by July 19 or July 20, 2015

October 2012

wellness-12lb-Small-Breed-Adult-Health-Dry-Dog-FoodMaker: WellPet LLC
Cause: Moisture problems
What Was Recalled: Wellness Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food, 12 lb., Best by Aug. 18, 2013

October 2012

Maker: TBD Brands
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Yoghund brand Organic Banana and Peanut Butter frozen yogurt dog treats:

  • Cup: Lot #268-12 and earlier
  • 4-pack: Best by Sept. 24, 2014 or earlier

October 2012

Maker: Del Monte/Nature’s Recipe
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, 19 oz. pouches:

  • Lot #2199TP, Best by Oct. 11, 2013
  • Lot #2200TP, Best by Oct. 12, 2013

October 2012

Maker: Kasel Associated Industries
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats, 2.5 lb. bag, “Best by” code 091913 DEN

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September 2012

Maker: Sunland, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB (peanut butter formulated for dogs), 16 oz., “Best by” dates between May 1, 2013 and Sept. 24, 2013

September 2012

Maker: Kasel Associated Industries
Cause: Possible salmonella
What Was Recalled: Boots & Barkley 5-inch American Beef Bully Sticks, 6 count, all lots with bar code 647263899189, distributed through Target stores April-September 2012

September 2012

Maker: Breeder’s Choice
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult dog food, 26 lb. bag, “Best by” dates of Aug 28–30 2013

July 2012

Maker: Arthur Dogswell LLC
Cause: May contain propylene glycol
What Was Recalled: Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins, Lots #SEW12CH032701/03c and #SEW12CH032702/03c, with a “Best by” date of Sept. 10, 2013 and Sept. 11, 2013, respectively

July 2012

Maker: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC
Cause: Too much vitamin D
What Was Recalled: WellSolve W/C and Wellsolve W/G horse feed, all lot numbers from April 2 through May 8, 2012

July 2012

Maker: Nature’s Variety
Cause: An off-odor smell
What Was Recalled: Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs (5 lb., 15 lb., 30 lb., 3 oz. sample)

July 2012

Maker: PMI Nutrition International
Cause: Too much Vitamin D
What Was Recalled: LabDiet Guinea Pig Diet, 50 lb. (Lot #APR17122), Mazuri Small Bird Maintenance, 25 lb. (Lot #APR15123), Mazuri Mouse Breeder 9F, 50 lb. (Lot #APR20122), Advanced Protocol Frog Diet, 5kg (Lots #APR 15123 and #APR 28123), Advanced Protocol Large Avian Diet, 5kg (Lot #APR15122),  Advanced Protocol Small Avian Maintenance, 11 lb. (Lots #APR11122 and #APR15123), Certified Guinea Pig IRR, 25 lb. (Lots #APR12122A and #APR17122A), Mazuri Freshwater Turtle, 6 x 1 lb. (Best by dates of June 4, 2014, or June 5, 2014), Mazuri Mini-Pack Koi Platinum Wheat Nuggets (Lot #2JUL06MFI, #2JUN14MFI1, #2JUN21MFI3, #2MAY11MFI3, #2MAY24MFI3 and #2MAY29MFI1)

June 2012

Maker: Mars Petcare US
Cause: Small pieces of a plastic conveyer belt broke off into some of the food
What Was Recalled:

  • Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices, canned dog food
  • Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices, canned dog food
  • Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices, canned dog food

Recalled products all must have: Lot # that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 AND a “Best by” date that falls between Feb. 24, 2014 and March 23, 2014

May 2012

Maker: Diamond Pet Foods
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food:

  • Production code DSL0801, Best by Aug. 26, 2012
  • Production code DSL0801, Best by Sept. 27, 2012
  • Production code DSL0801, Best by Oct. 18, 2012
  • Production code DSL0801 (samples)

Note: This Diamond Pet Foods product was not manufactured in the Gaston, South Carolina, plant but rather in the company’s Meta, Missouri, plant.

May 2012

Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Cause: Possible low thiamine
What Was Recalled: Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management cat food (5.5 oz. can), “Best by” date of June 2013 and production code 11721159

May 2012

Maker: Solid Gold Health Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Food, Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food (all sizes), Best by Dec. 30, 2012 AND batch code starting with SGB1201

May 2012

Maker: Canidae
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Canidae Dog Dry Dog Food — All Life Stages, Chicken Meal & Rice, Lamb Meal & Rice, Canidae Platinum (all sizes), Production codes with the number 3 in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND Best by Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013

May 2012

Maker: Kirkland
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula; Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula; Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula; Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables ; Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula; Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula; Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (all sizes)
Recalled products all must have: Production codes with the number 3 in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND Best by Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013

May 2012

Maker: Natural Balance
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog (5 lb., 15 lb., 28 lb.); Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog (5 lb., 15 lb., 28 lb.); Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog (5 lb., 15 lb., 28 lb.); Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog (5 lb.); Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites (5 lb., 12.5 lb.); Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites (28 lb.);
Recalled products all must have: Check manufacturer’s website for affected “Best by” date codes.

May 2012

Maker: WellPet
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy (15 lb., 30 lb., 5 oz.), Best by Jan. 9–11, 2013
Company Statement: “WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.”

May 2012

Maker: Apex Pet Foods (South Carolina)
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Apex Chicken and Rice Dog (20 lb., 40 lb.), Production code ACD0101B32, Best by Jan. 24, 2013

May 2012

Maker: Taste of the Wild Pet Food
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Taste of the Wild (all sizes of dry dog food and cat food), Production codes with the number 2 or 3 in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND Best by Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013

April/May 2012

Maker: Diamond Pet Foods
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Country Value; Diamond; Diamond Naturals; Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul; Premium Edge; Professional; 4Health; (all sizes)
Recalled products all must have: Production codes with the number 2 or 3 in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND Best by Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013

March 2012

Maker: Hartz
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake Fish Food, 1 oz. size, Shipped late last year through mid-March of this year; Lot #PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 or PP35012; manufactured in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

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