2013 Pet Food Recall List

Here are all of the U.S. pet food recalls (dogs and cats) from 2013, based on research from Petful.

Nov. 20, 2013

treatsNpkgMaker: Your True Companion Pet Products
Cause: Possible salmonella risk
Announcement: Canadian government report dated Nov. 20, 2013
What was recalled: True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats, in the following varieties and lot numbers:

  • Duck Feed (Lot #228870)
  • Duck Wings (Lot #213825)
  • Chicken Feet (Lot #214733)
  • Lamb Trachea (Lot #225215)
  • Chicken Breast (Lot #154339)

Nov. 3, 2013

Maker: Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Nov. 3, 2013 and revised Nov. 13, 2013
What Was Recalled: 5 oz. packages of the following Bailey’s Choice chicken treats:

  • 100% Chicken Treat, Lot #Jun 2 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Chicken Treat, Lot #Jun 3 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat, Lot #Jun 4 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Chicken Treat, Lot #Jun 15 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Chicken Treat, Lot #Jul 8 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Chicken Treat, Lot #Jul 11 2013, sold in Georgia
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treat, Lot #132881, sold in Georgia and North Carolina

Aug. 30, 2013

Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Aug. 30, 2013
What was recalled: Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food in the following size, date and production code number:

  • Only 3.5 lb. bags with BOTH a “Best by” date of October 2014 and Production Code #31071083

Aug. 14, 2013

eukanuba-dog-food-recall-2013Maker: Procter & Gamble Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Aug. 14, 2013
What Was Recalled: Eukanuba dry dog foods in the following sizes, varieties and date codes:

  • Large Breed Mature Adult, 15 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • Large Breed Mature Adult, 30 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • Maintenance Mature Adult, 30 lb., Lot #31954177, Best by Nov. 14, 2014
  • Maintenance Puppy, 16.5 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Maintenance Puppy, 33 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Maintenance Puppy, 5 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Small Breed Adult, 16 lb., Lot #31904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014
  • Small Breed Adult, 4 lb., Lot #31904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014
  • Small Breed Puppy, 16 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • Small Breed Puppy, 4 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • Small Breed Puppy, 40 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • Small Breed Puppy, 40 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • Breed Specific Boxer Adult, 36 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • Breed Specific Boxer Adult, 36 lb., Lot #31954177, Best by Nov. 14, 2014
  • Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult, 4 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult, 36 lb., Lot #31954177, Best by Nov. 14, 2014
  • Premium Performance 30/20 Adult, 33 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy, 44 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • Weight Control Large Breed Adult, 30 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • Weight Control Large Breed Adult, 30 lb., Lot #31924177, Best by Nov. 11, 2014

Aug. 14, 2013

iams-dog-food-recall-2013Maker: Procter & Gamble Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Aug. 14, 2013
What Was Recalled: Iams dry dog foods in the following sizes, varieties and date codes:

  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31924177, Best by Nov. 11, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31934177, Best by Nov. 12, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 2.9 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 25.7 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 25.7 lb., Lot #331894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 25.7 lb., Lot #331904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 25.7 lb., Lot #331914177, Best by Nov. 10, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 25.7 lb., Lot #331934177, Best by Nov. 12, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 5 lb., Lot #31904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult, 5 lb., Lot #31914177, Best by Nov. 10, 2014
  • Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • Premium Protection Chicken Adult, 12.1 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult, 30 lb., Lot #31884177, Best by Nov. 7, 2014
  • ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus, 13.3 lb., Lot #31934177, Best by Nov. 12, 2014
  • ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus, 26.2 lb., Lot #31934177, Best by Nov. 12, 2014
  • ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult, 15 lb., Lot #31944177, Best by Nov. 13, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #1874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 13.3 lb., Lot #31924177, Best by Nov. 11, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 3.1 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 3.1 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 5 lb., Lot #31874177, Best by Nov. 6, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 5 lb., Lot #31894177, Best by Nov. 8, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, 5 lb., Lot #31924177, Best by Nov. 11, 2014
  • ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy, 5 lb., Lot #331904177, Best by Nov. 9, 2014

July 28, 2013

dogswell-treat-recall-2013Maker: Dogswell and Catswell
Cause: Antibiotic residue is the official response, but a number of similar jerky treats made in China have been pulled from the shelves in recent months many pets died
Announcement: Company recall page (archived here)
What Was Recalled: ONLY packages of the following jerky treats with a “Best by” date of Jan. 28, 2015 or earlier:

Dogs:
  • Breathies Chicken Breast, Duck Breast, and Chicken Minis
  • Happy Heart Chicken Breast
  • Happy Hips Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, and Happy Hips Chicken & Veggies Jerky Bars
  • Mellow Mut Chicken Breast
  • Shape Up Chicken Breast
  • Veggie Life Chicken & Sweet Potato, Chicken & Banana, and Chicken & Apple
  • Vitality Chicken Breast, Duck Breast, and Vitality Chicken & Veggies Jerky Bars
Cats:
  • Vitakitty Chicken Breast
  • Happy Hips Chicken Breast
  • Breathies Chicken Breast

June 20, 2013

Maker: Robert Abady Company
Cause: Positive test for salmonella by the FDA
Announcement: Company recall letter
What Was Recalled: 3 lb. chubs of the following raw frozen dog foods:

  • Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food
  • Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed

June 18, 2013

natura-recalls-2013Maker: Natura Pet Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated June 18, 2013
What Was Recalled: The company first issued a pet food recall in March 2013, then dramatically expanded the recall in April 2013 to include all dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties of its most popular brands. Two months later, it was expanded again. The recall now includes expiration dates of June 10, 2014 or earlier:

  • Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
  • EVO dry dog, cat, and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats
  • California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
  • Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
  • Karma dry dog foods
  • Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats

June 12, 2013

Maker: Hartz Mountain Corporation
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated June 12, 2013
What Was Recalled: Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz., UPC # 0-43324-01648, only Lot Code #PP06331

April 16, 2013

Maker: Breeder’s Choice Pet Food
Cause: Potential for mold
Announcement: Company press release
What Was Recalled: Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats (for dogs), 24 oz. pack, Best by Dec. 19, 2013

April 13, 2013

bravo-chicken-balance-recall-2013Maker: Bravo!
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated April 13, 2013
What Was Recalled: The following sizes and varieties of frozen foods for dogs and cats:

  • 5 lb. Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet chubs (tubes), Best by March 6 or March 12, 2015
  • 2 lb. Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet chubs (tubes), Best by March 21, 2015
  • 5 lb. Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers bags, Best by March 21 or March 22, 2015

March 28, 2013

Maker: BARF World Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: BARF World’s Intelligent Pet website, editor’s note dated March 28, 2013
What Was Recalled: The following raw frozen dog food products ONLY with “Best by” date of July 27, 2013:

  • Original BARF Diet Juicy Lamb Patties
  • Original BARF Diet Juicy Combo Patties
  • Original BARF Diet Juicy Combo Patties (Bulk)

March 22, 2013

iams-shakeables-turkey-lamb-petMDMaker: Proctor and Gamble
Cause: Potential for mold
Announcement: Company press release dated March 22, 2013 (updated 4 days later)
What Was Recalled: 6 oz. Iams Shakeables Turkey Dog Treats only where first 4 digits of the lot number are one of the following: 2338, 2342, 2325, 2331, 2332, 2341, 3016, 3017, 3018 or 3046

March 13, 2013

Maker: Bravo!
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated March 13, 2013
What Was Recalled: 2 lb. chubs (tubes) of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats, with the following codes only: Product code: 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12

March 2013

Maker: Jones Natural Chews Co.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Woofers (beef patties):

  • 50-count bulk box, Best by Oct. 22, 2015
  • 1-pack shrink wrap 50-count box, Best by Nov. 5, 2015
  • 1-pack shrink-wrap 50-count box, Best by Oct. 15, Oct. 22 or Oct. 29, 2015
  • 2-pack shrink-wrap 25-count box, Best by Oct. 22 or Oct. 29, 2015

March 2013

Maker: Diamond Pet Foods
Cause: Possible low levels of thiamine
Announcement: FDA report dated March 10, 2013
What Was Recalled: See FDA site for full details. Brands include: Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula (6 lb., 18 lb. bags); Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula (6 lb., 18 lb. bags); Premium Edge Kitten Formula (6 oz., 6 lb., 18 lb.); Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula (6 oz., 6 lb.); 4Health All Life Stages Cat Formula (5 lb., 18 lb.)

March 2013

Maker: Diggin’ Your Dog
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: 5 oz. bags of Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats, Lot Code 250322, Best by Feb. 23, 2014

March 2013

Maker: Steve’s Real Food
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: 5 lb. bags of Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz. Patties, Lot # 209-10-27-13, Best by Oct. 27, 2013

February 2013

Maker: United Pet Group Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets UPC# 26851 00904 Best By 07/20/15 and 10/20/15; eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets UPC# 26851 00505 Best By 10/23/15 and 11/14/1; eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches UPC# 26851 00546 Best By 10/16/15; and eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels UPC# 26851 00512 Best By 12/05/15

February 2013

Maker: Hy-Vee, Inc.
Cause: Potential for aflatoxin
What Was Recalled: Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (4.4 lb., 8 lb., 34 lb.); Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (4.4 lb., 20 lb.); limited to certain lot numbers and “Best by” dates. See the recall announcement for complete info.

Honest Kitchen recall - Thrive, Zeal, Verve

February 2013

Maker: The Honest Kitchen
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled:

  • Verve dog food (4 lb. box, 10 lb. box) Lot #2332A batches 1-3 Exp. 8/20/13
  • Verve dog food (10 lb. box) Lot 3062A batches 8-9 Exp. 11/1/13
  • Thrive dog food (1 oz. sample) Lot 2622A batch 3 Exp. 9/18/13
  • Zeal (4 lb. box, 10 lb. box) Lot 2272A batches 1-5 Exp. 8/14/13
  • Zeal (10 lb. box) Lot 2652A batches 1-4 Exp. 9/21/13

February 2013

Maker: Nutri-Vet LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: NutriPet Natural Chicken Fillet Strips; Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats, Nutri-Vet K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Strips

February 2013

Maker: Kasel Associated Industries
Cause: Potential for salmonella
What Was Recalled: Various jerky and pig ear products; Boots&Barkley bully sticks, jerky, pig ears and bones; BIXBI jerkies; various TDBBS, Inc. products; Nature’s Deli chicken jerky. Check FDA site for full details. Recall involves dozens of products manufactured at Kasel’s Denver facility between April 20, 2012 and Sept. 19, 2012.

February 2013

Maker: Nature’s Variety
Cause: Pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags
What Was Recalled: Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula (medallions and patties), Best by Oct. 4, 2013

January 2013

Maker: Hartz Mountain Corp.
Cause: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: Hartz Chicken Chews, Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken

Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Cause of Recall: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: All Waggin’ Train brand dog treats

Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Cause of Recall: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: All Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats

Maker: Del Monte Foods
Cause of Recall: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats

Maker: IMS Trading Corp
Cause of Recall: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products

Maker: Publix Super Markets
Cause of Recall: Antibiotic residue
What Was Recalled: Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats

Advisory

For several years, the FDA has issued an ongoing warning on jerky treats (including chicken, duck and sweet potato) made in China. As of January 2013, an FDA-estimated 500 pets have died and around 2,600 have been sickened, some very seriously. The products are under investigation. As noted above, some of these treats were voluntarily recalled — finally — as of January 2013. Don’t miss our recent article on the jerky crisis.

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