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Taste of the Wild Pet Food

Important recall information appears below.

Taste of the Wild boasts a grain-free diet as nature intended for pets. The product is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.


The pet food is produced at 4 manufacturing facilities in the United States. Two are in California, 1 is in Missouri and 1 in South Carolina. According to the company website, “Every Taste of the Wild dog formula is enhanced with K9 Strain Probiotics, and every Taste of the Wild cat formula is enhanced with Viables Probiotics.”

Taste of the Wild Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Formula, Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Canine Formula, Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Canine Formula, Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula, Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline Formula, Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline Formula
Cost: $$$
Where to buy: Latest deals on Taste of the Wild
Company: Taste of the Wild Pet Food
Headquarters: P.O. Box 156, Meta, MO 65058
Contact info: 1-800-977-8797, email

Has Taste of the Wild Ever Been Recalled?

Yes, there was a recall — but it was several years ago.

In spring 2012, Taste of the Wild recalled thousands of units of dog and cat food because of positive tests for salmonella.

More recently, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified Taste of the Wild 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.

We will be following the investigation closely as it continues.


List of Taste of the Wild Recalls

May 2012

Cause: Salmonella potential. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012What was recalled: All sizes of Taste of the Wild dry dog food and cat food with Production Codes with the number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND “Best by” date of Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

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