Blue Ridge Beef: BRB Complete Dog Food
Maker: Blue Ridge Beef
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria
Date of recall: March 26, 2018
What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of BRB Complete dog food, Lot #GA0131, manufactured Jan. 31, 2018
According to the FDA, “There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.”
Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats
Maker: The J.M. Smucker Company
Cause: Potentially elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone
Date of recall: March 22, 2018
What was recalled: The following specific sizes and dates of these Milo’s Kitchen dog treats:
- Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 18 oz., UPC #079100518227, best by either Nov. 15, 2018 or April 26, 2019
- Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 22 oz., UPC #079100518234, best by April 26, 2019
- Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 10 oz., UPC #079100527762, best by April 26, 2019
- Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites With Sweet Potato and Bacon, 15 oz., UPC #079100521265, best by Nov. 19, 2018
According to the news release, “The FDA informed Smucker of 3 illness reports, and we immediately initiated a voluntary recall of the limited, impacted production.” The dog treats were distributed nationally, and this recall is limited to the 2 specific varieties, dates and sizes noted above.
Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism.
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Tucker’s: Pork-Bison Formula
Maker: Raw Basics, LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Date of recall: March 6, 2018
What was recalled: 5 lb. boxes of Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula raw frozen dog food with UPC #072635520017, Lot #27717 and best by date of April 17, 2019
A single lot of this dog food was recalled following a positive test for salmonella by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
There were more dog food recalls in 2018. See them here: