Cat Food Recalls

Most Recent Recall

Viva Raw Dog Food Recall

February 12, 2024 – Viva Raw, a producer of raw pet food approved by the USDA for cats and dogs, has formally declared a voluntary recall via an announcement on their website. This action comes in response to the FDA's discovery of salmonella and listeria during random sample testing of the company's cat and dog food products.

Salmonella is a bacterial organism that has the potential to induce sickness and even fatalities in both humans and animals, particularly individuals who are extremely young, elderly, or possess compromised immune systems. As outlined by the CDC, those who contract Salmonella may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

Read more about it here.

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Blue Ridge Beef Issues Expanded Affected States

January 3, 2024

Blue Ridge Beef is broadening its recall to include additional lot numbers. This recall involves all lot numbers and usage dates ranging from N24 1114 to N24 1224 for their 2 lb log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6, 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6, and 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6, owing to the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Read more about it here.

Blue Ridge Beef Issues Voluntary Recall

December 21, 2023

Blue Ridge Beef is extending the scope of their recall to encompass additional lot numbers. This recall pertains to all lot numbers and usage dates falling within the range of N24 1114 to N24 1224 for their 2 lb Kitten Grind log with UPC 8 54298 00101 6, 2 lb Kitten Mix log with UPC 8 54298 00143 6, and 2 lb Puppy Mix log with UPC 8 54298 00169 6, due to the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Read more about it here.

TFP Nutrition Expands Voluntary Recall 

November 16, 2023

TFP Nutrition is expanding their voluntary recall that was initiated to include all dry cat, dry dog and catfish formulas manufactured in their Nacogdoches, Texas, facility. The recall of these production codes is being conducted due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

Read more about it here.

Mid America Pet Food Expands Recall

November 9, 2023

Mid America Pet Food has expanded its voluntary recall to include additional dog and cat food items manufactured at the Mount Pleasant facility, featuring Best By Dates before 10/31/24. This decision stems from worries about potential Salmonella contamination in these products.

Read more about it here.

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products

August 16, 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a cautionary notice to pet owners, advising them against feeding their cats specific batches of Darwin's Natural Pet Products raw cat food, produced by Arrow Reliance Inc., due to the detection of Salmonella in some of their lots.

Read more about it here.

Stratford Care USA, Inc Recalls Omega-3 Supplements for Cats and Dogs

March 10, 2023

Stratford Care USA, Inc., based in Odessa, Florida, is issuing a recall for various brands of Omega-3 Supplements designed for cats and dogs. This recall is prompted by the possibility of these supplements containing higher-than-intended levels of Vitamin A.

Read more about it here.

Royal Canin Veterinary Feline Renal Support F Dry Cat Food

January 23, 2023

Royal Canin has discreetly initiated a recall of specific packages of one of its cat food products due to labeling errors.

The affected product, Royal Canin Veterinary Feline Renal Support F, is a dry cat food formulated to promote kidney health in adult cats.

While Royal Canin has not issued an official statement regarding this recall, the FDA has documented it in the Enforcement Reports section of its website. According to the FDA, over 3,000 bags of this cat food are subject to the recall.

Read more about it here.

H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food

December 16, 2022

TFP Nutrition has just made an announcement regarding a voluntary recall of a dry cat food product produced on November 13, 2022, at its Nacogdoches, Texas plant. The recall pertains to HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food and is being initiated as a precautionary measure due to the possible presence of Salmonella contamination.

Read more about it here.

Freshpet Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Freshpet Select Fresh

June 18, 2022

Freshpet Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for a specific batch of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag) with a sell-by date of 10/29/22, as there is a potential presence of Salmonella contamination.

The presence of Salmonella in this product can pose a risk to animals that consume it. Additionally, humans, particularly children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems, face a potential risk when handling these contaminated products. This risk is especially significant if they fail to thoroughly wash their hands after coming into contact with the products or surfaces that have been exposed to them.

Read more about it here.

Family Dollar Stores Issues Voluntary Recall

Feb 18, 2022

Family Dollar, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of specific products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products were stored and shipped to 404 stores from Family Dollar Distribution Center 202 in West Memphis, Arkansas, starting from January 1, 2021, until the present time. The reason for this recall is the presence of rodents and rodent activity at Family Dollar Distribution Center 202.

Rodents pose several hazards, including the potential contamination with Salmonella. The use or consumption of the affected products carries a risk of illness due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Read about it here.

Woody’s Pet Food Deli Recalls Raw Cornish Hen

December 23, 2021

Woody's Pet Food Deli in Minneapolis, MN has initiated a recall of its Raw Cornish Hen pet food labeled “With Supplements” due to potential health concerns related to Salmonella. This particular product was distributed through the company's retail outlets located in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

Read more about it here.

Aldi Pure Being Dog and Cat Advent Calendars

December 9, 2021

Aldi has issued a recall for its popular limited-edition calendars, which contain treats described as being as hard as “cement blocks,” as they could pose a choking risk to pets. It's important to note that no other ALDI products are impacted by this recall.

Read more about it here.

Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Tuna Entrée

July 14, 2021

A recall has been initiated for specific 3 oz. cans of Purina Pro Plan cat food due to the possible presence of plastic fragments. The recall notice states that the cans “may potentially contain black flexible plastic pieces, which could represent a choking risk if ingested.”

Read more about it here.

Nom Nom Chicken Cuisine Cat Food

July 8, 2021

Nom Nom has declared its inaugural recall of cat food, prompted by a recall from one of its suppliers, Tyson Foods Inc., involving millions of pounds of chicken due to potential listeria contamination.

The impacted Nom Nom cat food variant, named Chicken Cuisine, was manufactured between March 8 and May 17 of the same year. All customers have been informed, and solely the lot numbers indicated above are included in the recall. No other Nom Nom product is subject to this recall.

Read more about it here.

Smalls Human-Grade Fresh Cat Food (Chicken, Turkey)

June 24, 2021

Earlier this year, apparent problems with refrigeration prompted a voluntary recall of specific Smalls cat food packages. According to a statement on the Smalls website from June 2021, although this announcement went unnoticed for nearly three months, Smalls co-founder Matt Michaelson clarified that the recall was instigated following customer reports of the products appearing spoiled and displaying an unusual color.

Read about it here.

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. of San Diego, CA

May 20, 2021

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. of San Diego, CA, is voluntarily recalling the cat food products listed below due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. via both retail and online distribution. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.

J.M. Smucker Company

April 9, 2021 

J. M. Smucker Co. in Orrville, OH announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30LB bag) due to potential salmonella contamination.

The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

Read more about it here.

Midwestern Pet Food – Evansville, Indiana

March 26, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana issued a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Midwestern Pet Food – Expanded Recall – All Foods Containing Corn from Oklahoma Plant

January 26, 2021 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in cooperation with the state departments of agriculture for Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, is investigating certain pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins.

On January 25, 2021, FDA added a list of countries to which the recalled product may have been exported by Midwestern Pet Foods.

As of January 21, 2021, FDA is aware of more than 110 pets that have died and more than 210 pets that are sick after eating certain pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. Not all of these cases have been officially confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning through laboratory testing or veterinary record review. This count is approximate and may not reflect the total number of pets affected.

On January 11, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods expanded the recall to include additional products that contain corn and were made in their Oklahoma manufacturing plant. These include Sportmix, Pro Pac and Nunn pet foods and Splash Fat Cat fish foods that were made in the firm’s Oklahoma plant and that expire on or before July 9, 2022.

Read more about it here.

Sportmix Dry Pet Foods

December 20, 2020

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., located in Evansville, IN, has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of the dog and cat food products listed below. This action is prompted by test results that reveal Aflatoxin levels exceeding the acceptable limits. These products were distributed across the nation through online distributors and retail stores.

Aflatoxin is a toxin generated by the Aspergillus flavus mold, which can develop on ingredients like corn and other grains commonly found in pet food. When present in high concentrations, aflatoxin can lead to illness and even fatalities in pets.

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Sunshine Mills Expanded Recall

October 8, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has decided to extend its voluntary recall of specific pet food items produced using corn containing Aflatoxin levels exceeding the FDA's established thresholds. This recall expansion stems from the recall initially launched on September 2, 2020. It follows an investigation conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which identified the potential presence of elevated aflatoxin levels in additional corn-based pet food products manufactured between April 3, 2020, and April 5, 2020.

Read more about it here.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Products 

September 2, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of specific dog food products due to the possibility of elevated levels of Aflatoxin that may exceed acceptable standards. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product of mold produced during the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can pose a potential health risk to pets when consumed in significant amounts.

The potential for Aflatoxin levels surpassing acceptable limits in these products was identified through routine sampling conducted by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The findings revealed that a sample from a single 4-pound bag within one lot of the product contained elevated Aflatoxin levels.

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J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall

July 3, 2020  

The J. M. Smucker Company has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food. This recall is prompted by health-related concerns, which are likely linked to higher-than-usual levels of choline chloride in the product.

Read more about it here.

IcelandicPlus LLC Voluntarily Recalls Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats

March 23, 2020 

As a precautionary measure, IcelandicPlus LLC based in Ft. Washington, PA, is initiating a recall of its Capelin Pet Treats. This recall is being conducted because a portion of the fish in these treats has surpassed the FDA's recommended standard for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has identified that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish exceeding 5 inches in size have been associated with incidents of botulism poisoning.

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J. M. Smucker Company 

December 5, 2019

Today, the J. M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for certain batches of Special Kitty® canned wet cat food. This action stems from concerns related to the ingredients that are suspected of falling short of the company's rigorous quality and safety standards, which could pose health risks.

Read more about it here.

Go Raw, LLC Recalls One Lot of Quest Beef

November 14, 2019

Go Raw, LLC, based in Cottonwood, Utah, is initiating a recall for its 2lb. frozen pouches of “Quest Beef Cat Food” due to potential contamination with Salmonella. This bacterium can lead to severe and occasionally life-threatening infections in vulnerable individuals, including young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. It's worth noting that Salmonella can also impact animals.

Read more about it here.

Texas Tripe Inc.

August 14, 2019 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning to pet owners, advising them against feeding their pets any of the Texas Tripe brand raw frozen pet food products mentioned below. This precautionary measure is prompted by the detection of Salmonella and/or L. mono in multiple samples of Texas Tripe raw pet food.

Read more about it here.

Thogersen Family Farm

April 4, 2019

Thogersen Family Farm, located in Stanwood, WA, has taken the proactive step of issuing a voluntary recall for their raw frozen ground pet food due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall encompasses the following varieties, packaged in two-pound portions: coarse ground rabbit, coarse ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork in frozen raw pet food form.

Read more about it here.

Nestle Purina PetCare Company Voluntarily Recalls Purina Muse

March 29, 2019

As a precautionary measure, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is initiating a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Muse wet cat food, specifically the Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy available in three-ounce cans. This particular product may potentially contain rubber fragments that are transparent yellow with a blue backing, posing a potential risk of choking.

Read more about it here.

Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey

Jan 28, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting the public about the recall of raw turkey pet food manufactured by Woody's Pet Food Deli, owing to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This recall is prompted by the discovery of Salmonella in product samples taken by the MDA. The affected product was distributed in 5-pound plastic containers with the label “Woody's Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey” and can be identified by the white date sticker on the pet food container's lid.

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Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken 

January 23,2019 

The USFDA is advising pet owners against using Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, lot 12.04.2018, as it has tested positive for both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). This product is labeled as “Ground Chicken” on its packaging and as “Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs” on the manufacturer's website.

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods

Dec. 21, 2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods, based in Vancouver, WA, has made a voluntary decision to extend their existing recall by incorporating extra items. This expanded recall now encompasses 261 packages of Cow Pie (Lot # 72618) and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables (Lot # 111518), which are fresh frozen meats designed for dogs and cats. These products were manufactured in July 2018 and November 2018 and are being recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Read more about it here.

Dec. 7, 2018, J.M. Smucker Company 9Lives Protein Plus Tuna & Chicken and Tuna & Liver: The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Oct. 25, 2018,  G & C Raw, LLC Multiple products – G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling all products lots manufactured from February 27, 2018 through July 20, 2018, as a precaution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Sept. 7, 2018, Steve’s Real Food Turducken, Emu, Beef: Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2lb Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2lb Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination.

Aug. 21, 2018, Radagast Pet Food, Inc.  Raw Diet All recipes: Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality.

Aug. 3, 2018, G & C Raw, LLC Pat’s Cat Turkey: G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1–lb containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

July 27, 2018 Raws for Paws: The FDA advises consumers not to feed pets certain lots of Raws For Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, the presence of which has the potential to cause salmonellosis in humans and animals.  The Minnesota Department of Health reports that two children in a single household became sick from Salmonella Reading (S. Reading).

July 6, 2018, Radagast Pet Food, Inc.  Raw Diet Chicken and Venison recipes: Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121.

April 16, 2018, Carnivore Meat Company Vital Essentials Beef Toppers: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of pet food because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

March 20, 2018, Radagast Pet Food, Inc.  Raw Diet Chicken and Turkey recipes: Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

February 28, 2018, Blue Ridge Beef Kitten Grind: Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Feb. 8, 2018, Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food: Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

What Is a Recall and Why Do They Happen?

When any food becomes contaminated or potentially could have become contaminated during the food prep, packaging or distribution process, a recall is issued as soon as it is discovered. The purpose is to prevent illness or possibly even death by anyone who eats it (such as your kitty) or in some cases, who handles it (such as you).

There Are Three Ways That Recalls (Including Cat Food Recalls) Are Initiated:

  • Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative,
  • They are also done by FDA request,
  • Or by FDA order under statutory authority.
Cat Food Recalls

On this page, you will find the most current cat food recalls and an extensive history of recalls going back several years. One of the services that we provide is to keep you alerted to any new recalls as quickly as we can. After we update this page with the recall information, we send you an email (that is if you are on our list) alerting you to the recall.  Knowing that your cat is not eating tainted food is great comfort.

More Information on Common Food Toxins Found in Cat Food

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The FDA provides complete information on many toxins that can cause humans or animals to become sick.  The most commonly found toxins for cat food that generate recalls are these three.  To find out more about what they are and what to do if you or your cat should become poisoned, click on the links below.

What Should You Do If Your Cat's Food Is On the Recall List?

The Cat Food Recalls information provided by the FDA is very detailed. 

Look for your specific bag, can or other containers of cat food or treats are listed on the recall list. When a recall is announced, the UPC codes, “best by” dates, lot numbers, and package sizes that are affected are usually all listed as identifiers to help you determine if you have recalled product in your home.

Keep in mind that your cat's brand of food being on a recall list doesn't mean that the specific item you have in your home has been recalled.  PetFood is created in batches or lots, and usually, only certain lots will be recalled. The problem that contaminated the food typically only happened during one specific time period and thus only affected the lot that was being created. 

If you find your food listed on the recall.  Immediately throw it away.  You can also contact the manufacturer for a refund. Be certain to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the food.

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