ATTN: J.M. Smucker Co. Pulls Two Flavors Of Pup-Peroni After Recieving Multiple Complaints Of Mold

The J.M Smucker company has announced that they are “withdrawing” multiple lots of their popular Pup-Peroni treats after several complaints were made online regarding mold. Concerned pet parents have been posting photos of spotty, discolored Pup-Peroni treats for months now, claiming that their brand-new packages of the popular treat were contaminated with mold. In response to multiple claims, J.M. Smucker has initiated a withdrawal – not a recall – of two Pup-Peroni flavors: Original Beef and Triple Steak. If you … Read more

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons. First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to the potential for elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring by-product resulting from the growth of Aspergillus flavus, a corn mold which can be harmful to animals when consumed in significant quantities. Earlier this year, Sunshine Mills issued food recalls over … Read more

RECALL: Multiple Brands Pulled For Salmonella Contamination

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Pet food company Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing another voluntary recall for its lines of dog food. No illnesses have been reported, but some of the food tested positive for salmonella. So, they pulled four brands off the shelves. In 2020, Sunshine Mills experienced a massive recall for aflatoxin contamination. Some of the brands in the new recall were also affected in the previous recall. So, if you serve your dog any products … Read more

MOLD WARNING: Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats

Pet parents may want to check their pantries – Zuke’s is voluntarily removing all of their Mini Naturals treats from store shelves after customers reported the presence of mold inside the package. “We’re pet parents, too, and only want the best for our four-legged family members. For this reason, we are proactively and voluntarily removing Zuke’s Mini Naturals from store shelves as well as various online retailers, due to a quality issue with a recent batch of products.” If you … Read more

RECALL UPDATE: Aflatoxin Poisoning Leaves Over 100 Dogs Dead And 200 Sick

Midwestern Pet Foods Recall Update

Dog food recalls are critical, especially when so many dogs are falling ill or even passing away because of it. Midwestern Pet Foods is already getting a lot of negative attention due to a continuously growing recall. First, in December 2020, the recall was for nine lots of Sportmix Food with deadly aflatoxin. Then, on January 11th, 2021, the company expanded the recall list to all pet foods containing corn from their Oklahoma plant after 70 pets died. As if … Read more

RECALL: Deadly Aflatoxin Recall Expanded After 70 Pets Die

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2020 ended with nine lots of Sportmix food getting recalled for deadly aflatoxin. At the time, the FDA was aware of 28 deaths and 8 illnesses related to the recall. After further research, more dog and cat food produced in Midwestern Pet Foods’ Oklahoma plant was recalled as well. The recall now includes over 1,000 lots of Sportmix and three other brands. This is an ongoing investigation, so the product list and number of cases may increase as more information … Read more

RECALL: Pet Food Has 36 Cases Of Aflatoxin Poisoning And Counting

Sportmix Aflatoxin Recall

On December 30th, 2020, Midwestern Pet Foods recalled nine lots of their Sportmix pet food. The food is said to contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin in it. Many dogs have already fallen ill or died due to this contaminated food. This recall is still an ongoing investigation. So, the numbers and details could change and expand as new information is discovered. If you feed your dog Sportmix pet food, please be cautious and keep an eye out for additional … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Dog Food Company May Have Salmonella Contamination

Albright's Dog Food Recall

While many dog parents choose raw food over kibble due to its health benefits, it’s still possible for raw brands to get recalled. After a report of salmonella contamination, Albright’s Raw Dog Food chose to voluntarily recall select products for everyone’s safety. Salmonella not only poses a risk for the dogs who eat the food, but it can also be dangerous for humans who handle it. Thus, if you have the affected products, it’s important to stop serving them to … Read more

RECALL UPDATE: 15 More Brands Recalled For Deadly Aflatoxins

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Just over a month ago, dog food company Sunshine Mills voluntarily recalled select food due to salmonella contamination and aflatoxin contamination. At the time, it was only a few bags, so dog parents thought they could breathe a sigh of relief. But as it turns out, deadly aflatoxins in dog food are on the rise. Sunshine Mills has since issued more voluntary recalls due to high levels of aflatoxins. Now, 15 additional brands have been affected, some with more than … Read more

Major Pig Ear Brands Linked To A Recent Salmonella Outbreak

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Once again, pig ears are being pulled from the shelves. After the 2019 warnings to avoid pig ear treats, many dog parents stopped feeding them to their dogs completely. Now, the risk has reappeared again in certain areas with specific brands. Numerous cases have linked select pig ears with a recent salmonella outbreak. While these specific pig ears are no longer in stores, it’s possible that dog parents may have them in their homes. So, if you have any of … Read more

RECALL ALERT: The Real Pet Food Company Has Salmonella Risk

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You don’t have to know much about salmonella to realize it’s not something you want in your dog’s food. Many popular dog food brands have been pulled off the shelves temporarily due to a potential salmonella contamination. It often makes dog parents worry and question the quality of their dog’s food, which is why it’s crucial to stay on top of dog food recalls. The Real Pet Food Company has recently issued a new recall as of September 22nd, 2020. … Read more

RECALL UPDATE: More Dog Food Products Test Positive For Deadly Aflatoxins

Not more than one week ago I wrote about a recall of dog food products produced by Sunshine Mills. Now, even more Sunshine Mills products have been recalled, but this time the concern is not related to salmonella. The company issued a voluntary recall following a single positive test for elevated aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a mold byproduct that can be harmful and possibly deadly to dogs. An excerpt from the official statement reads: “While no adverse health effects related to … Read more

RECALL NOTICE: Nature’s Menu Super Premium Chicken and Quail Dog Food

No one likes to be the bearer of bad news, but here I am with some that’s urgent. Nature’s Menu Chicken and Quail dog food has been recalled due to salmonella risk. A sample of a single 3-pound bag tested by the Georgia Department of Agriculture tested positive for Salmonella. Though other samples tested negative, Sunshine Mills Inc. issued a voluntary recall of all of this particular food on August 24, 2020 out of an abundance of caution. The company’s … Read more

RECALL: Black Hawk Dog Food Has Fears Of Mold Contamination

Dog food company MasterPet has issued a voluntary and immediate recall for 9 batches of their Black Hawk Dog Food because of possible mold contamination. This recall was for their food that was manufactured between August and November 2019. Their ongoing quality control process helped them discover that some products were developing mold, so they pulled those products right away. Which Products Are Affected? This voluntary recall covered a few different sizes and formulas of the Black Hawk Dog Food, … Read more

RECALL: Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Tests Positive For Salmonella And Listeria

The United States Food And Drug Administration has issued a warning to not feed your dogs Performance Dog Raw Pet Food produced on or after July 22nd, 2019. Two samples collected during an inspection of Bravo Packing, Inc., the manufacturer of Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Here’s what you need to know about this. Which Products Are Affected? The specific product the FDA is cautioning about is Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, lot … Read more

No Need to Panic: Rational Steps to Take in Light of the FDA Update

The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between grain-free diets and the development of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. But there is no reason to panic! Although the link has not been proven to be conclusive, there is enough potential risk to warrant taking some rational, precautionary steps. Dr. Justin Shmalberg is a certified Veterinary Nutritionist with a long list of credentials. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida, cofounder of Integrative Veterinary Innovations, and … Read more

RECALL: FDA Warning for Aunt Jeni’s Frozen Dog Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning not to feed your dog specific formulas of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw dog food. According to, the warnings pertain to two of Aunt Jeni’s recipes: Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Turkey Dinner Dog Food and Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Chicken Dinner Dog Food. Image Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Facebook Facts at a Glance During a routine inspection, two samples of finished product of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made tested … Read more

Breaking News: Texas Tripe Recalls Pet Food after Finding Traces of Salmonella and Listeria

Texas Tripe Recall

The FDA just released a troubling announcement warning pet owners not to feed certain lots of the Texas Tripe raw pet food. After testing positive for Salmonella and Listeria, the FDA is concerned for the potential threat to pets and their owners. Which food is being recalled? The Texas Tripe brand sells a line of raw and frozen food products that are sold in 20 and 40 pound cases. Each of these cases holds individual plastic pouches containing the food. … Read more

RECALL: FDA Issues Warning to Avoid ALL Pig Ear Treats

UPDATE: As of July 31, 2019 the FDA is now warning consumers to avoid buying or feeding ALL pig ears pet treats. In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous recalls and warnings; however, this most recent warning is not specific to one brand or location. All pig ears should be avoided, discarded and destroyed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA are investigating a suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. As … Read more

RECALL ALERT: FDA Identifies More Pig Ears Contaminated With Salmonella

On July 26, 2019 Lennox International, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of their Natural Pig Ears for dogs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, the company is aware of two dogs that have become ill. The affected batches were shipped nationwide between May 1 and July 3, 2019. According to Dog Food Advisor, “these cases may be related to the ongoing FDA investigation of Salmonella illness associated with what appears to be a multiple source.” However, they … Read more

RECALL: CDC Expands Pig Ear Treats Recall to 27 States Amid Salmonella Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced this weekend that they are expanding a recall on pig ear dog treats that have been linked to an outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella in the United States. On July 3, 2019, retailer Pet Supplies Plus announced a recall of the pig ear dog treats they carried and stocked in bulk in open bins. At the time, 45 cases of a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella were reported across 13 states, with 12 … Read more

RECALL ALERT: After CDC Alert, Supplier Recalls Pig Ear Treats In 33 States Following Salmonella Outbreak

UPDATE: 07/05/2019 After more than 40 people were diagnosed with a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella, Pet Supplies Plus has recalled its pig ear treats in 33 states. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating how contaminated pig ear dog treats may be connected to human cases of Salmonella. The consumer advisory bulletin said the retailer recalled bulk pig ears supplied to over 400 stores in 33 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, … Read more

Breaking News: FDA Releases List of Dog Food Brands Associated with Heart Disease Reports (DCM)

Updated: 7/22/19 Since late last year, pet parents have been anxiously following the reports by the FDA that grain-free foods may be causing a spike in cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs that are not normally predisposed to the disease. On June 27th, the FDA released a more detailed, but still frustratingly uncertain report about these incidents. While a large percentage the foods are grain-free, we still don’t yet know the actual cause of the spike in reports, as … Read more

BREAKING: FDA Announces Expanded List of Recalled Hill’s Prescription Diet & Science Diet Dog Food

05/22/2019 – UPDATE Once again, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding the list of its canned dog food found to contain elevated levels of vitamin D. According to a company statement made by Hill’s, this update includes only one new date code that was associated with a SKU that was already included in the previous recall. This new list came from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announcement made on May 20, 2019. Here is the latest list of Hill’s Pet … Read more

RECALL: Did Hill’s Announce Another Dog Food Recall? Depends Who Is Asking!

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We’ve told you about other recalls of dog food from Hill’s Prescription Diet & Science. Unfortunately, recalls seem more frequent as of late. Here’s another one to know about uncovered by Truth About Pet Food (TAPF). The details This case of dog food recall is a bit tricky to track. TAPF reported seeing Facebook posts indicating Hill’s added another product to their excess vitamin D recall. TAPF researched the issue on the FDA website and found nothing to support the … Read more

Dog Food Recall: Here We Go Again

Most of us can rest easy – but if you’re feeing your dog raw food in Washington state, you may want to pay attention. Thogersen Family Farms, a small company in Stanwood, Washington, creates raw food that is only sold in a few retail stores, but they also deliver directly to customers. Thogersen Family Farms announced a voluntary recall of some of their 2 pound packaged products after samples tested by the Washington State Department of Agriculture were found to … Read more

FDA Recall: Darwin’s Natural Dog Food Tests Positive For Salmonella

On March 26, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning cautioning pet owners to not feed their animals 3 lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food due to them testing positive for Salmonella. The Darwin’s foods affected are sold online, direct to consumers.   What Products Are Affected The FDA states the codes for each product affected are listed in the second group of numbers found just below the barcode on the package. Affected Darwin’s products are: … Read more

BREAKING: More Varieties of Dog Food Added to Recall for Elevated Vitamin D – Hill’s Prescription Diet & Science Diet Affected

UPDATE: Hill’s Pet Nutrition has announced that it is voluntarily expanding a recall of its canned dog food due to the elevated levels of vitamin D previously found. The following products and lot numbers are affected. If you have any of these, stop feeding them immediately and return them for a full refund. Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Science Diet has voluntarily recalled select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is essential … Read more

RECALL: Woody’s Pet Food Deli Voluntarily Recalls Ground Turkey Raw Food For Salmonella Contamination

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to a recall for Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw food. Samples collected by the MDA tested positive for Salmonella contamination. Samples were collected after a human case of Salmonella contamination was identified in the state of Minnesota. Their pet was also found to have Salmonella, however not the same strain as the one found in their human. During an interview, the Minnesota Department of Health found that Woody’s Pet Food made with … Read more

Update: Petco Offers Free Trade-Ins For Dog Parents Affected By Vitamin D Recall

Updated 12/6/18 This week the FDA released a statement regarding the recall of several dog food brands affected by potentially dangerous levels of Vitamin D. In response, Petco announced they do not carry any of the brands listed in the recall. Furthermore, they are offering free trade ins for dog owners who did purchase affected products. The company provided the following advice for concerned pet parents: Visit the FDA’s website for more information and a complete list of affected products. If you believe … Read more