Blue Buffalo Pet Food

Important recall information appears below.

Blue Buffalo was founded in 2002 by Bill Bishop. The company proudly advertises its natural approach to premium dog and cat food and products. The company was named after Bishop’s Airedale terrier, Blue.

Blue Buffalo produces dry and canned cat and dog food, treats for cats and dogs, and a natural cat litter.

Blue Buffalo Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Blue Buffalo BLUE Life Protection, Blue Buffalo Freedom, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Blue Buffalo Basics, Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes, Blue Buffalo Divine Delights, Blue Buffalo BLUE Chunky Stew, and a variety of Blue Buffalo treats for cats and dogs
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Company: Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: 444 Danbury Road/P.O. Box 770, Wilton, CT 06897
Contact info: 1-800-919-2833, website

Has Blue Buffalo Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In March 2017, the company recalled a brand of canned dog food for potentially excessive beef thyroid hormone, along with a Wellness brand of canned dog food.

In February 2017, the company recalled some cans of Homestyle Recipe dog food because of possible metal contamination. The year before, moisture problems and the possibility of mold prompted a limited recall of some sweet-potato-flavored dog food. Also in February, the company recalled wet dog food cups because of a packaging problem.

In fall 2015, the company recalled a single lot of some chew bones. The cause was listed as potential salmonella contamination. Less than 3 weeks earlier, a limited number of Blue Kitty Yums cat treats were pulled from shelves following reports of propylene glycol, which is unacceptable in cat treats under FDA guidelines.

In 2010, Blue Buffalo voluntarily recalled a few products because of a “sequencing error”¬†made by an ingredient supplier. The supplier had conducted a previous processing of Vitamin D in which some carryover may have¬†contaminated the Blue Buffalo products.

Finally, in 2007, the FDA confirmed the presence of melamine in rice protein concentrate in food manufactured by American Nutrition, Inc. for Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo denied knowledge or consent of the additive being in the product. As a result of the recall, Blue Buffalo pulled all of its manufacturing from American Nutrition, Inc., even including products not listed in the recall.

Complete recall details appear below.

List of Blue Buffalo Recalls

March 2017

Cause: Potential for elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Announcement: NASDAQ Global News Wire report dated March 17, 2017. What was recalled: Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, 12.5 oz. can, UPC #840243101153, best by June 7, 2019.

February 2017

Cause: Potential for metal contamination. Announcement: Company announcement dated Feb. 13, 2017. What was recalled: Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner With Garden Vegetables, 12.5 oz. can, UPC #8-40243-10017-0, best by Aug. 3, 2019.

February 2017

Cause: Packaging quality. Announcement: PetSmart announcement dated Feb. 28, 2017. What was recalled: The following Blue Buffalo dog food cups:

  • Divine Delights Filet Mignon Flavor in Gravy, UPC#84024312035
  • Divine Delights New York Strip Flavor in Gravy, UPC#84024312037
  • Divine Delights Prime Rib Flavor in Gravy, UPC#84024312039
  • Divine Delights Rotisserie Chicken Flavor in Gravy, UPC#84024312041
  • Divine Delights Pate Filet Mignon Flavor, UPC#84024312043
  • Divine Delights Pate Porterhouse Flavor, UPC#84024312045
  • Divine Delights Pate Grilled Chicken Flavor, UPC#84024312047
  • Divine Delights Pate Top Sirloin Flavor, UPC#84024312049
  • Divine Delights Pate Angus Beef Flavor, UPC#84024312051
  • Divine Delights Pate Roasted Turkey Flavor, UPC#84024312053
  • Divine Delights Pate With Bacon, Egg & Cheese, UPC#84024312057
  • Divine Delights Pate Sausage, Egg & Cheese Flavor, UPC#84024312059
  • Divine Delights Pate Steak & Egg Flavor, UPC#84024312061
  • Wilderness Trail Trays Duck Grill, UPC#84024312071
  • Wilderness Trail Trays Beef Grill, UPC#84024312073
  • Wilderness Trail Trays Chicken Grill, UPC#84024312075
  • Wilderness Trail Trays Turkey Grill, UPC #84024312077

May 2016

Cause: Possible mold. Announcement: News report dated May 31, 2016. What was recalled: 30 lb. bags of Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe dog food, best by April 11, 2017.

November 2015

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: Company press release (via FDA) dated Nov. 25, 2015. What was recalled: One lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones, best by Nov. 4, 2017.

November 2015

Cause: May contain low levels of propylene glycol. Announcement: Company news release dated Nov. 6, 2015 (via FDA). What was recalled: 2 oz. pouches of Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe cat treats, best by either April 24 or July 24, 2016.

October 2010

Cause: Potentially too much Vitamin D. Announcement: FDA report dated Oct. 8, 2010. What was recalled: Certain packages of Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food, Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food, and Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food.

April 2007

Cause: Melamine. Announcement: FDA reports dated April 19, 2007 and April 27, 2007. What was recalled: All cans of Blue Buffalo BLUE dog food, all cans of Blue Buffalo BLUE Spa Select cat food, all Blue Buffalo BLUE dog treats, and Blue Buffalo Spa Select Kitten dry food.

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