Whiskas Cat Food

Important Whiskas recall (Canada only) information appears below.

The Whiskas brand of wet and dry cat food is manufactured by Mars. The products are sold worldwide in many countries, and each market has a different website. Whiskas was originally called Kal Kan when it was created in 1936, and the name was changed to Whiskas in 1988 for marketing purposes (Kal Kan is now solely a dog food).

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Whiskas Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Whiskas Captain’s Catch with Crab in Sauce, Whiskas Chicken & Duck Entrée, Whiskas Chicken & Turkey Flavor, Whiskas Filet Mignon Flavor in Meaty Juices, Whiskas Indoor Chicken Flavor, Whiskas Ocean & Whitefish Tuna Dinner in Sauce, Whiskas Salmon & Shrimp Flavor
Cost: $
Company: Mars Petcare US, Inc.
Headquarters: 315 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067
Contact info: 1-800-525-5273, website

Has Whiskas Ever Been Recalled?

Yes, there was a Canada-based recall of some Whiskas dry food in September 2021. Information about that recall appears below.

However, our extensive research did not turn up any U.S. recalls of Whiskas.

We did turn up an interesting story from 1971, when Kal Kan (Whiska’s original name) had sperm whale meat seized by FDA officials because it contained excessive levels of mercury. Yes, whale meat. Pet lovers rejoiced that the company wouldn’t be able to quietly mix the whale meat into pet food.

List of Whiskas Cat Food Recalls

September 2021

Cause: “Made with raw ingredients that do not meet our stringent internal quality specifications.” Announcement: Mars Petcare Canada website announcement from Sept. 3, 2021 (archived here). What was recalled: Certain bags of dry cat food specified below, all manufactured in and distributed within Canada:

  • Whiskas Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food, 670 g, UPC 058496433208, best by dates ranging from June 13, 2022 through July 19, 2022
  • Whiskas Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food, 2 kg, UPC 058496703226, best by dates ranging from June 23, 2022 through Aug. 12, 2022
  • Whiskas Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food, 4 kg, UPC 058496701246, best by dates ranging from July 17, 2022 through Aug. 12, 2022
  • Whiskas Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food, 9.1 kg, UPC 058496703295, best by dates ranging from June 16, 2022 through Aug. 17, 2022
  • Whiskas Meaty Selections Dry Cat Food, 11.6 kg, UPC 058496444815, best by dates ranging from June 24, 2022 through July 22, 2022
  • Whiskas Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour Dry Cat Food, 2 kg, UPC 058496433512, best by dates ranging from June 25, 2022 through Aug. 6, 2022
  • Whiskas Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour Dry Cat Food, 9.1 kg, UPC 058496433536, best by Aug. 13, 2022
  • Whiskas Seafood Selections Natural Salmon and Shrimp Flavour Dry Cat Food, 2 kg, UPC 058496703325, best by dates ranging from June 25, 2022 through Aug. 18, 2022
  • Whiskas Seafood Selections Natural Salmon and Shrimp Flavour Dry Cat Food, 4 kg, UPC 058496026813, best by dates of Aug. 9, 2022 or Aug. 10, 2022
  • Whiskas Seafood Selections Natural Salmon and Shrimp Flavour Dry Cat Food, 9.1 kg, UPC 058496421526, best by dates ranging from June 26, 2022 through Aug. 13, 2022
  • Whiskas Tuna Selections Natural Tuna Flavour Dry Cat Food, 9.1 kg, UPC 058496434694, best by dates ranging from June 25, 2022 through Aug. 7, 2022
  • Whiskas Kitten Dry Cat Food, 1.5 kg, UPC 058496703103, best by July 18, 2022
  • Whiskas Indoor Dry Cat Food, 1.5 kg, UPC 058496232856, best by dates ranging from June 23, 2022 through July 19, 2022
  • Whiskas Indoor Dry Cat Food, 3 kg, UPC 058496421533, best by July 19, 2022

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