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.

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List of Cat Food Recalls in 2022

February 18, 2022Family Dollar Inc.Multiple brands
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List of Cat Food Recalls in 2021

Dec 23, 2021Woody's Pet FoodRaw Cornish Ren Pet Food
Dec 3, 2021Livia GlobalLiviaone Liquid Probiotics
September 6, 2021Whiskas CanadaDry cat food
May 20, 2021Natural BalanceGreen Pea & Chicken
April 9, 2021Meow MixMeow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food
March 27, 2021Earthborn Holistic, Pro Pac, Sport Mix & moreMultiple Products
Jan 11, 2021Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.Sportmix, Splash Fat Cat

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List of Cat Food Recalls in 2020

Dec 31, 2020Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.Sportmix
July 3, 2020Natural BalanceUltra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula
April 8, 2020Radagast 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, 2020Icelandic+Capelin Whole Fish Pet Treats
March 23, 2020G & C RawGround Lamb Dog Food and Ground Turkey Cat Food
March 20, 2020Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
Radcat Raw Diet
March 19, 2020G & C Raw, LLCG & C Raw, Kim’s Special, Pat’s Cat
March 11, 2020Columbia River Natural Pet FoodsFrozen meats
March 11, 2020J.M Smuckers Company9Lives

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List of Cat Food Recalls in 2019

Dec. 5, 2019Special KittyMixed Grill Dinner Paté
Nov. 14, 2019Go Raw, LLCQuest Beef Cat Food
Aug. 14, 2019Texas TripeVarious raw pet food products
April 4, 2019Thogersen Family FarmGround pet food
March 29, 2019Purina MuseNatural Chicken recipe in gravy
Jan. 28, 2019 Woody’s Pet Food DeliRaw Free Range Turkey
Jan. 23, 2019* Hare TodayHare Today gone tomorrow ground chicken with bones

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List of Cat Food Recalls in 2018

Dec. 21, 2018 Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Cow Pie, Chicken & Vegetables
Dec. 7, 2018 9LivesProtein 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

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We hope that this list of cat food recalls helps you keep your beloved kitty healthy and happy.

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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.

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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.

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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.