Dog Food Recalls

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Below is a list of dog food recalls, usually due to salmonella. Be aware, it isn’t a healthy dog so much, as the people handling the food or subsequent stool that can get sick if they don’t use good hand hygiene.

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A dog’s gut is much shorter than a human’s and so doesn’t give the salmonella time to reproduce before it is excreted in the stool. Healthy dogs can usually handle a bout of salmonella.

Humans on the other hand have a long enough intestinal tract that the salmonella can reproduce and cause problems.

So, handle all dog food as if it were raw chicken and wash your hands when you are done!

More specific info on lot #, etc. can be found on the FDA site using the links to each of the dog food recalls.

There are obviously many dog food recalls earlier than this, but I'm keeping the list to about 1 year.

June 2017

United Pet Group expands the recall on Rawhide Chews to include additional brands due to possible chemical contamination. More info here.

United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews due to possible chemical contamination. United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia and Brazil were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs. More info on their web page  on which brands were affected are here.

February 2017

 Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015.

The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs being voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of pentobarbital, 

expiration date: December 2019, 

lot number: 2415E01ATB12, 

the second half of the UPC code is 80001 (which can be found on the back of the product label).

Voluntary recall of Evanger's Hunk of Beef due to pentobarbital exposure. Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured the same week, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020. The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.

The dog food was distributed to retail locations and sold online in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016.

November 2015

Voluntary recall of the following foods. Reasons unspecified by the company. All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Adult Perfect Weight 12.8 oz

SKU 5210092 UPC 5274229750

Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy Chicken 12.8 oz

SKU 5210280 UPC 5274230770

Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Adult Beef Entrée 5.8 oz.

SKU 5092280 UPC 5274249660

Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Mature Beef Entrée 5.8 oz

SKU 5092282 UPC 5274249680

Science Diet Dog Adult Beef Entrée 13 oz.

SKU 5117274 UPC 5274270390

Science Diet Dog Adult Beef & Chicken Entrée 13 oz.

SKU 5117273 UPC 5274270400

Science Diet Dog Mature Beef Entrée 13 oz.

SKU 5117275 UPC 5274270560

If you hear of any other dog food recalls that I've missed let me know so I can add it.

One final word.... next time your vet says commercial food is safer than a raw food diet, you may want to refer them to the long list of dog food recalls in this country.

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