⚠ Important recall information appears below.
If you are old enough, you probably remember those commercials where Lorne Greene would hold up a can of dog food and claim it was so good, he’d feed it to his own dogs. You may also remember the cartoon cat Garfield making an appearance in several commercials. Alpo was that brand.
Alpo was founded in 1936 by Robert F. Hunsicker, and has since been acquired by Nestlé Purina PetCare.
Alpo Quick Facts
Brand line includes: Alpo Homestyle, Alpo Chop House, Alpo Prime Cuts, Alpo Come & Get It, and Variety Snaps treats.
Company: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Headquarters: 1 Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164
Contact info: 1-800-778-7462, email
Has Alpo Ever Been Recalled?
Yes. In 2007, as part of a large, nationwide recall of a grain supplier to various pet food companies, Purina voluntarily recalled all sizes and varieties of certain dates of its Alpo Brand Prime Cuts in Gravy canned dog food because of potential melamine contamination. In all, 418,071 cases of the food were recalled. That recall has long since passed. We have found no more recent recalls of Alpo.
List of Alpo Recalls
Cause: Wheat gluten containing melamine. Announcement: FDA report dated March 30, 2007. What was recalled: Canned dog food with Best By date of Feb. 2009 in the following varieties and sizes:
- Alpo Prime Cuts Chicken & Rice, 22 oz cans
- Alpo Lean Prime Cuts, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef, 13.2 oz cans; 22 oz cans and 4.95 lb can
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef & Liver, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Chicken, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Turkey Bacon, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef Stew, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Gourmet Dinner, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef Bacon Cheese, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts London Grill, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Senior Beef & Rice, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts/Entree Chicken Vegetable, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef & Rice, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Lamb & Rice, 13.2 oz cans and 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Beef Vegetable, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Variety Pack, 12 count, 13.2 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Variety Pack, 8 count, 22 oz cans
- Alpo Prime Cuts Variety Pack, 24 count, 13.2 oz cans
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