Authority Pet Food

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Authority is a brand of pet food owned and marketed by PetSmart. Founded in 1986 as Pacific Coast Distributing Inc., PetSmart has grown to be the largest pet specialty chain in North America, with nearly 1,300 stores in 2014.


PetSmart offers grooming services, many brands of pet foods and treats, and boarding facilities. Through PetSmart Charities, the company sponsors spaying and neutering, and finds good homes for adoptable pets.

Other PetSmart brands of pet food include Simply Nourish and Grreat Choice.

Authority Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Authority Adult Dog Food, Authority Mini Chunk Adult Dog Food, Authority Grain-Free Adult Dog Food, Authority Large Breed Senior Dog Food, Authority Grain-Free Puppy Food, Authority Adult Cat Food, and various treats and chews
Cost: $$
Company: PetSmart Inc.
Headquarters: 19601 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Contact info: 888-839-9638

Has Authority Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2007, Authority was one of the brands ensnared in the massive Menu Foods recall.

List of Authority Recalls

March 2007

Cause: Melamine. Announcement: FDA reports, AVMA. What was recalled: Authority Adult Sliced Chicken in Sauce for Cats, Authority Adult Sliced Ocean Fish for Cats, Authority Adult Beef, Rice & Gravy for Dogs, Authority Adult Chicken & Rice Cuts for Dogs, Authority Adult Chicken, Rice & Gravy for Dogs, Authority Adult Lamb and Rice Cuts for Dogs, Authority Adult Lamb, Rice & Gravy for Dogs, Authority Lite Chicken, Rice & Gravy for Dogs, Authority Senior Chicken Rice & Gravy for Dogs — all with “Best by” dates ranging from Nov. 8, 2009 to March 7, 2010.

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