Latest pet food and product recalls, spring 2017

Here are the latest recalls of pet food, medication and other products as of early May:

Pet drugs recall

Truxton Incorporated – Amitriptyline HCL Tablets, USP 50mg and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg – These drugs are being voluntarily recalled due to a labeling mixup.

C.O. Truxton, Inc., is expanding its April recall of amitriptyline HCL tablets–used to treat depression and sleep disorders–and phenobarbital tablets–used to control seizures in pets–to include all products that were repackaged into a Truxton Incorporated label. The company hasn’t received any complaints about the products, but due to the initial labeling mixup is recalling all of these tablets “out of an abundance of caution.” Pet owners should stop giving the product to their pets immediately and return it to the store or veterinary office where it was purchased for a refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact the company by phone at (800) 257-7704, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more, including how to report any adverse events related to these two medications, at this link.

Smallbatch dog and cat food recall

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Frozen 2 lb. Chicken Blend food for dogs and cats because the batches may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington who purchased Smallbatch frozen chicken blend between February and May should check the lot numbers of their product:

  • Lots: D032 or E058
  • UPC: 705105970974 or 705105970974

The products have a “Best By Date” of either 2/1/2018 or 2/27/2018.

Pet owners who have either of the above lots should stop feeding the chicken blend to their pets immediately and return the product to the place of purchase, or dispose of it.

Consumers with additional questions can contact the company at 888-507 2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST or email Smallbatch at info@smallbatchpets.com. You can also get more information at the FDA recall page.

Cocolicious dog food recall

Party Animal is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Cocolicious canned dog food due to possible contamination with the drug pentobarbital. The products in question are:

  • 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019)
  • 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019)

Pet owners who have the products listed above should immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

More information can be found at this FDA recall page.

Pig ears recalled

Eurocan Manufacturing is recalling pig ears marketed under three different brands due to possible contamination with Salmonella. All products are marked with Lot #84, which is the affected lot. Consumers who purchased the brands listed below that are part of Lot #84 should immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

  • Barnsdale Farms Pig Ears – individual, 6-pack, 12-pack or 25-pack
  • HoundsTooth Pig Ears – individual, 6-pack, 12-pack or 25-pack
  • Mac’s Choice Pig Ears – individual, 6-pack, 12-pack or 25-pack

Eurocan has suspended production of these products while the FDA and the company conduct an investigation into the source of the contamination. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST at (888) 290-7606. Find more details at this FDA page on the recall.

Blue Wilderness dog food recall

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones. The company recalled the product beginning in March after the FDA informed it that a consumer reported symptoms in one dog, who has fully recovered.

The product being recalled is:

  • BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs 12.5 oz can
  • UPC code: 840243101153
  • Best by Date: June 7, 2019 (found on the bottom of the can)

Consumers should return this product to its place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of it. If dogs exhibit any of the symptoms of high levels of thyroid hormones–increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness–contact your dog’s veterinarian immediately. More information is available at the FDA’s recall page.

Wellness dog food recall

WellPet is voluntarily recalling one of its dog food products, also due to the presence of elevated beef thyroid hormone. The product affected is:

  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz
  • Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19, located on the bottom of the can

Pet owners who have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates should email WellPet at wecare@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587. More information is available at this FDA recall page.

Evanger’s dog food recall

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger’s Braised Beef and Against the Grain’s Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital.

The products being recalled include:

  • Evanger’s: Hunk of Beef: 20109
  • Evanger’s: Braised Beef: 20107
  • Against the Grain: Pulled Beef: 80001

The products have expiration dates between December 2019 and January 2021.  Consumers can return any of the products to their place of purchase for a full refund.  Customers may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time, Monday – Friday. More information is available at the FDA’s recall page, located here.

Grrreat Choice canned dog food recall

PetSmart is voluntarily recalling one production lot of its Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food due to possible contamination with metal pieces. While the store chain has not received any complaints from consumers, the manufacturer notified PetSmart in February about consumer complaints, spurring the recall. The product affected is:

  • Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground, 13.2 oz. cans
  • UPC: 7-3725726116-7
  • Lot: 1759338
  • Best buy Date: 8/5/19

Customers who purchased the recalled food should stop feeding it to their pets and bring any remaining cans to their local PetSmart store for a full refund or exchange. For more information, contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638 between 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CST. More information can be found at this FDA recall page.