Freshpet Recall History and Pet Food Brand Info

Important Freshpet recall information appears below.

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Brand Name: Freshpet
Product Lines:
Freshpet Select Chicken, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Recipe; Freshpet Select Chunky Beef, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Recipe; Freshpet Select Homestyle Lamb, Vegetable & Barley Dog Food Recipe; Freshpet frozen treats; Dog Joy meat treats; and Dognation meat treats
P.O. Box 2157, Secaucus, NJ 07094
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Freshpet Company Overview

Freshpet, established in 2006 by a group of former executives from a prominent pet food company, positions itself as a provider of a fresher and healthier alternative to conventional pet foods. The company emphasizes its commitment to producing fresh, preservative-free pet food in Pennsylvania. This food is promptly chilled and distributed to stores, where it is displayed in specialized refrigerators located within the pet food aisles.

The company describes its workforce as a collective of pet enthusiasts dedicated to enhancing the well-being of pets through nutrition. Freshpet portrays its organizational culture as one that fosters mentorship, shared ownership, collaborative idea generation, and goal achievement, contributing to a fulfilling work environment. The company invites others to join its mission to promote the benefits of fresh food for pets.

Freshpet asserts its ambition to contribute positively to the health and longevity of pets while also acting responsibly towards society and the environment. The company acknowledges its ongoing efforts to minimize its environmental footprint and to offer pets the healthiest possible food options. It claims to prioritize local sourcing of ingredients, support for like-minded farmers, reduction of packaging waste, and steadfast commitment to animal welfare.

The company also emphasizes a sense of community and mutual success, highlighting the interconnectedness of its team, ingredient suppliers, delivery personnel, and retail partners within the Freshpet ecosystem. Success for one is viewed as a collective achievement.

Freshpet takes pride in its impact, noting that millions of pet families have chosen its products. The company also stresses that its recipes are developed by veterinary nutritionists to ensure the nutritional adequacy and freshness of the food provided to pets, underlining its commitment to pet health and nutrition.

Has There Ever Been a Freshpet Recall?

There have been 2 recent Freshpet Recalls, according to our research.

Both Freshpet recalls involved the potential for salmonella contamination, and both recalls were limited to just a single lot of pet food.

Full details of the Freshpet recalls appear below.

Freshpet Recall History

June 2022
Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA recall notice dated June 18, 2022 (archived here)
What was recalled: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe, 4.5 lb. bag, sell by date of Oct. 29, 2022. Full June 2022 Freshpet Recall Article here

June 2021
Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA alert dated June 13, 2021 (archived here). What was recalled: Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food, 1 lb., UPC # 627975012939, with sell by date of Oct. 30, 2021 and Lot Code 1421FBP0101.

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