Doesn’t every pet owner want the very best for their furry friend? When you spend top dollar on cat food, you want to be sure that it’s delicious — and safe to eat.
That’s why we created this complete list of cat food recalls. Our list is frequently updated and shows every cat food recall from this year and previous years. With the help of this vital information, you can rest assured knowing that your cats are getting the most out of their food.
We aim to be the first to inform you about any new cat food recalls. The faster we can inform you about the pet food recall, the more we can help you keep your cats healthy and safe. We do this by staying up-to-date on the FDA, AVMA, and other reliable sources.
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The recalls are listed below from newest to oldest. Just click the links in the tables to see the details of each recall.
List of Cat Food Recalls in 2020
|Dec 31, 2020||Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.||Sportmix|
|July 3, 2020||Natural Balance||Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula|
|April 8, 2020||Radagast Pet Food, Inc.||Free-Range Chicken and Turkey Recipes (Raw Diet) for Cats|
|March 24, 2020||Radagast Pet Food, Inc.||Raw Diet Cat Food (Free Range Chicken; Pasture-Raised Venison)|
|March 23, 2020||Icelandic+||Capelin Whole Fish Pet Treats|
|March 23, 2020||G & C Raw||Ground Lamb Dog Food and Ground Turkey Cat Food|
|March 20, 2020||Radagast Pet Food, Inc.||Radcat Raw Diet|
|March 19, 2020||G & C Raw, LLC||G & C Raw, Kim’s Special, Pat’s Cat|
|March 11, 2020||Columbia River Natural Pet Foods||Frozen meats|
|March 11, 2020||J.M Smuckers Company||9Lives|
List of Cat Food Recalls in 2019
|Dec. 5, 2019||Special Kitty||Mixed Grill Dinner Paté|
|Nov. 14, 2019||Go Raw, LLC||Quest Beef Cat Food|
|Aug. 14, 2019||Texas Tripe||Various raw pet food products|
|April 4, 2019||Thogersen Family Farm||Ground pet food|
|March 29, 2019||Purina Muse||Natural Chicken recipe in gravy|
|Jan. 28, 2019||Woody’s Pet Food Deli||Raw Free Range Turkey|
|Jan. 23, 2019*||Hare Today||Hare Today gone tomorrow ground chicken with bones|
List of Cat Food Recalls in 2018
|Dec. 21, 2018||Columbia River Natural Pet Foods||Cow Pie, Chicken & Vegetables|
|Dec. 7, 2018||9Lives||Protein Plus Tuna & Chicken and Tuna & Liver|
|Oct. 25, 2018||G & C Raw, LLC||Multiple products
|Sept. 7, 2018||Steve’s Real Food||Turducken
|Aug. 21, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||All recipes|
|Aug. 3, 2018||G & C Raw, LLC||Multiple products
|July 6, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||chicken and venison|
|April 16, 2018||Vital Essentials||Beef Toppers, Beef Entrée
|March 20, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||All recipes|
|March 1, 2018||Blue Ridge Beef||BRB Complete|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Raws for Paws||Ground Turkey Pet Food|
We hope that this list of cat food recalls helps you keep your beloved kitty healthy and happy.
Cat Food Recalls – The Important Things To Know
What’s a cat food recall, and what does it mean for you? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates food and drug products — including cat food — by testing regularly for contamination and illness-causing ingredients. These could include unapproved pesticides, contaminants like salmonella, or excessive amounts of minerals such as calcium. When the FDA deems a product potentially dangerous, it issues alerts to let you know.
What kinds of pet food recalls are there?
The two major types of pet food recalls are voluntary and ordered. Most recalls are voluntary, meaning they originate from your pet food company. Occasionally, the FDA will step in to enforce a product recall.
Once the product has been recalled, the FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will issue an alert. That’s where this list comes in! Then the pet food company will correct the problem, and your local pet food stores will remove the food from their shelves until it’s safe to eat.
Can cat treats be recalled?
Much like your regular cat food, cat treats may be recalled if they’re found to contain unhealthy ingredients. Immediately stop feeding the treats to your cat if they get recalled.
What should you do if your cat food gets recalled?
When you see that your brand of cat food has been recalled, stop feeding it to your cat. Then read the details of the pet food recall, as it may not apply to your flavor or variety. If it does, try to find a new brand of cat food with some of the same ingredients. You want to avoid upsetting your cat’s stomach by suddenly changing its food.
Take the bag of recalled cat food back to the store. You should receive a full refund. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for signs of illness in your cat. If you notice any issues, you may want to see your veterinarian.