Dog Food Recalls for February 2017

Dog Food Recalls for February 2017

Most pet food companies perform routine lab tests to ensure the quality and safety of their products, but accidents do happen. Below you will find a list of pet food product recalls for the month of February in 2017 as well as some basic information about each recall.

 

Company: Against the Grain

Date: 2/14/2017

Product Affected: Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner

Lot Number: 2415E01ATB12

Best by Date: December 2019

Type of Recall: FDA-issued

On February 14, 2017, the FDA issued a recall for 12-ounce cans of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for dogs. The recall was issued due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals. Pentobarbital is known to cause side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, loss of balance, excitement, nausea, and coma – in extreme cases it may even be fatal. No reports of illness or injury related to the recall have been received. However, consumers should stop using the product immediately and may return cans of the affected product to the place of purchase to receive a full refund and a case of the Against the Grain food of their choice. For additional information, call Against the Grain Customer Service at 708-566-4410.

 

Company: Blue Buffalo

Date: 2/13/2017

Product Affected: Blue Healthy Weight Homestyle Recipe Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables

UPC: 8-42043-10017-0

Best by Date: 8/03/2019

Type of Recall: Company-issued (voluntary)

On February 13, 2017, the Blue Buffalo company issued a voluntary recall for 12.5-ounce cans of Blue Healthy Weight Homestyle Recipe Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables dog food. This recall was issued as a cautionary measure, initiated by concerns of possible aluminum metal contamination. No reports of illness or injury related to the recall have been received. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and may return cans of the affected product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For additional information, call Blue Buffalo Customer Service at 866-800-2917.

 

Company: Grreat Choice

Date: 2/09/2017

Product Affected:

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Best by Date:

Type of Recall: Company-issued (voluntary

On February 13, 2017, the PetSmart company issued a voluntary recall for 13.2-ounce cans of Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground. This recall was issued as a cautionary measure due to concerns of possible metal contamination – it was initiated after the company was notified of consumer complaints made to the manufacturer. No reports of illness or injury related to the recall have been received. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and may return cans of the affected product to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. For additional information, call PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

 

Company: Companion (Giant Food Store brand)

Date: 2/8/2017

Product Affected: Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice

UPC: 6882670751

Best by Date: 08/05/2019

Product Affected: Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice

UPC: 68826700360

Best by Date: 08/05/2019

Product Affected: Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon

UPC: 68826700356

Best by Date: 08/05/2019

Type of Recall: Company-issued (voluntary)

The Companion line of pet food was launched by Giant Food Stores in 2015 and it includes more than 25 different pet food products including dry food, wet food, and treats. On February 8, 2017, Giant Food Stores issued a voluntary recall for three of their canned dog food products. The recall was issued due to possible metal contamination and affected 13.2-ounce cans of three recipes: Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice; Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice; and Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and may return cans of the affected product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For additional information, call Giant Food Stores Customer Service at 479-935-6145.

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