Fromm Pet Food

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The Fromm family emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1852. In 1939, Fromm Laboratories, Inc. and Dr. Robert Green created various vaccines for fox encephalitis, fox distemper, canine distemper and feline distemper.


The first bag of Fromm Complete Dog Meal was sold in 1949, and today they also manufacture cat products.

Fromm Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Fromm Four-Star Beef Frittata Veg, Fromm Four-Star Chicken À La Veg, Fromm Four-Star Duck & Sweet Potato, Fromm Four-Star Game Bird, Fromm Four-Star Lamb & Lentil, Fromm Four-Star Pork & Applesauce, Fromm Four-Star Pork & Peas, Fromm Four-Star Salmon À La Veg, Fromm Four-Star Salmon Tunalini
Cost: $$$
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Company: Fromm Family Foods, LLC
Headquarters: P.O. Box 365, Mequon, WI 53092
Contact info: 262-242-2200, emailwebsite

Has Fromm Pet Food Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In March 2016, Fromm announced its first ever recall. The reason given was unacceptable levels of Vitamin D. (For more information about that recall, see below.)

More recently, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified Fromm as one of 16 pet food brands that may be linked to heart disease in dogs and cats. None of those 16 brands have been recalled as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation, though. Most, but not all, of the pet foods are “grain-free” and/or dry (kibble) dog food formulations. The FDA says this is a “complex scientific issue that may involve multiple factors,” and that it cannot even be certain that diet is a cause of the heart problems. For full details, see our article on the subject.

List of Fromm Pet Food Recalls

March 2016

Cause: Inadequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Announcement: Company recall announcement dated March 18, 2016 (archived here). What was recalled: All lots of the following 12 oz. Fromm Gold canned dog foods:

  • Chicken Pate, Code #11893
  • Chicken & Duck, Code #11895
  • Salmon & Chicken Pate, Code #11891

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