Grreat Choice Pet Food

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Sophistacat brand cat food was marketed by PetSmart until February 2013, when the brand name was folded into PetSmart’s existing budget-minded Grreat Choice line, which includes inexpensive dog food.

PetSmart, a well-known pet retailer across the United States, owns and operates more than 1,000 stores, many with grooming and even boarding options. It is not uncommon to see customers bring their pets into the shop with them.

Other PetSmart brands of pet food include Simply Nourish and Authority.

Grreat Choice Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Grreat Choice Cat Food, Grreat Choice Gourmet Cuisine Cat Food, Grreat Choice Country Stew Cuts Adult Dog Food, Grreat Choice Complete Nutrition and Vitality Adult Dog Food, Grreat Choice Complete Nutrition Healthy Life Puppy Food, as well as assorted treats and biscuits
Cost: $
Company: PetSmart Inc.
Headquarters: 19601 North 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027
Contact info: 888-839-9638

Has Grreat Choice Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In early 2017, PetSmart voluntarily recalled a single lot of Grreat Choice canned dog food for apparent metal contamination, although no dogs were reported sick or injured.

In 2009, PetSmart recalled 7 of its Grreat Choice Dog Biscuit products that contained peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA was the focus of an FDA investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter.

In 2007, a number of Grreat Choice varieties were pulled during the massive Menu Foods melamine recall. Below the complete list that follows, we have also listed recall information for Sophisticat, which saw some products recalled during the melamine scare in 2007.

List of Grreat Choice Recalls

February 2017

Cause: Metal contamination. Announcement: Company announcement dated Feb. 8, 2017 (archived here). What was recalled: Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food With Chicken and Rice Classic Ground, Lot #1759338, UPC 7-3725726116-7, best by Aug. 5, 2019.

January 2009

Cause: Potential for salmonella contamination. Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 20, 2009; PetSmart update dated April 1, 2009What was recalled: The following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009:

  • Small Assorted, 32 oz.
  • Small/Medium Assorted, 4 lb.
  • Small/Medium Assorted, 8 lb.
  • Small/Medium Assorted, 10 lb.
  • Large Assorted, 8 lb.
  • Extra Large, Assorted 8 lb.
  • Peanut Butter, 4 lb.

March 2007

Cause: Melamine. Announcement: AVMA report (archived here). What was recalled: The following cans of Grreat Choice canned dog food:

  • Beef Cuts/BBQ Sauce, 13.2 oz.
  • Beef Cuts/Gravy, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Beef/Gravy/Barley, 13.2 oz.
  • Beef/Trout Cuts, 13.2 oz.
  • Beef/Bacon/Cheese, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Beef/Liver Cuts/Gravy, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Chicken, 13.2 oz.
  • Chicken Cuts/Gravy, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Chicken/R Cuts/Gravy, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Chunky Turkey/Bacon, 13.2 oz.
  • Chunky Beef, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Chunky Chicken, 22 oz.
  • Country Stew Cuts/Gravy, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • Gourmet Dinner/Cuts, 22 oz.
  • Lamb/Gravy/Vegetables, 13.2 oz. and 22 oz.
  • London Grill/Cuts, 13.2 oz.
  • Mesquite Ckicken Cuts, 13.2 oz.
  • Turkey/Bacon, 22 oz.

List of Sophisticat Recalls

March 2007

Cause: Melamine. Announcement: AVMA report (archived here). What was recalled: The following cans and pouches of cat food under the Sophisticats name:

  • Adult Variety Pack, 3 oz. can
  • Flaked Chicken and Tuna, 3 oz. can
  • Flaked Salmon and Whitefish, 3 oz. can
  • Flaked Trout, 3 oz. can
  • Flaked Tuna with Gravy, 3 oz. can
  • Beef, 3 oz. pouch
  • Chicken and Wild Rice, 3 oz. pouch
  • Chicken, 3 oz. pouch
  • Kit w/Chicken and Liver, 3 oz. pouch
  • Mixed Grill, 3 oz. pouch
  • Variety Pack, 3 oz. pouch
  • Seafood Variety Pack, 3 oz. pouch
  • Shrimp and Steak, 3 oz. pouch
  • Tuna, 3 oz. pouch
  • Turkey/Giblets, 3 oz. pouch
  • Variety Pack, 3 oz. pouch
  • Whitefish/Tuna/Sauce, 3 oz. pouch
  • Variety Pack, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Beef/Gravy, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Beef/Gib/Gravy, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Chicken Cacciatore, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Chicken/Heart/Liver, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Duck with Rice, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Salmon/Chicken, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Turkey/Gravy, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Yellowfin Tuna/Rice, 3 oz. can
  • Sliced Beef/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Sliced Chicken/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • SL Chicken/Salmon/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Sliced SD Chicken/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Sliced Turkey/Liver/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Flaked Tuna/Egg/Sauce, 5.5 oz. can
  • Sliced Tuna/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Flaked Tuna/Sauce, 5.5 oz. can
  • Sliced Whitefish/Gravy, 5.5 oz. can
  • Beef Cuts/Gravy , 13.2 oz. can
  • Chicken Cuts/Gravy , 13.2 oz. can

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