Primal Pet Foods

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Primal Pet Foods advocates feeding your pets the Bones and Raw Food (BARF) diet. Primal believes that a diet as close to what your pet would find in the wild is ideal for optimum pet health, and in the manufacturing processes the company seeks fresh, antibiotic-free and steroid-free meats and produce.

Primal Pet Foods Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Primal Canine Beef Formula, Primal Canine Chicken Formula, Primal Canine Duck Formula, Primal Canine Lamb Formula, Primal Canine Pronto Lamb Formula, Canine Turkey Mix, Feline Beef & Salmon Formula, Feline Pronto Turkey Formula, Feline Beef Mix, Feline Chicken Mix, Feline Sardine Mix, Feline Raw Chicken Necks, and various treats
Cost: $$$
Where to buy: Latest deals on Primal dog or cat food — (affiliate link)
Company: Primal Pet Foods Inc.
Headquarters: 2045 McKinnon Avenue; San Francisco CA, 94124
Contact info: 1-866-566-4652; email

Has Primal Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. Our records indicate there have been 2 recalls — both involving cat foods. In March 2015, Primal Pet Foods voluntarily recalled limited numbers of its Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula for suspected low thiamine levels. The only other recall was in May 2011, when a limited supply of the Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula in 4-pound bags was recalled because of suspected salmonella contamination.

List of Primal Pet Foods Recalls

March 2015

Cause: Low thiamine levels. Announcement: FDA report dated March 13, 2015What was recalled: A single lot of Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula, 3 lb. bags, “Best by” date of “060815 B22.”

May 2011

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 28, 2011What was recalled: Primal Pet Foods Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula,  4 lb. chicken & salmon nuggets, “Best by” date code of 043112-17.

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