December 21, 2017 - Primal Pet Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 5 of its Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry formulas. This includes certain products available from Doctors Foster and Smith.Primal initiated this voluntary recall because these products were produced using a grind size that exceeds Primal's specification for the size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats. Primal's specification for ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats is 1/8". The products in question were ground at 1/4", or 1/8" deviation from Primal's specification.
If you have purchased any of these items from Drs. Foster and Smith, and the package matches the identified Unit UPC and Batch Number, please dispose of any remaining product and contact us for a full refund at 1-800-381-7179 or at CustomerService@DrsFosterSmith.com.
For more information about this recall, please see the manufacturer's web site at: https://support.primalpetfoods.com/support/solutions/26000035159
June 13, 2017-- United Pet Group (UPG), a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. This includes Digest-eeze brand rawhide chews available at Drs. Foster and Smith.
Only UPG products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. The recall involves the Digest-eeze brand products described below.
The recall was initiated after UPG identified that certain rawhide manufacturing facilities outside the U.S. were using an anti-microbial chemical as a processing aid. This chemical is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.
UPG received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.
If you have purchased any of these items from Drs. Foster and Smith, and the back of the package matches the identified lot and expiration dating, please dispose of any remaining product and contact us for a full refund at 1-800-381-7179 or at CustomerService@DrsFosterSmith.com
For more information about this recall, please see the FDA website page at: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm562701.htm
March 17, 2017--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 voluntary recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:
March 17, 2017--WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
The voluntary recall is limited to:
February 3, 2017--At Doctors Foster and Smith, the health and well-being of all pets is extremely important to us.
For that reason, we have initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount 12.7 ounce Doctors Foster and Smith Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Canned Adult Dog Food due to a potential foreign material (small pieces of metal) which may have affected a limited number of cans.
We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product; however, out of an abundance of caution, all potentially affected product has been removed from inventory and replaced with unaffected product.
We are contacting pet parents who have purchased item #12979 or #13751 between September 14, 2016, and February 1, 2017, to ask them to verify the "Best By" date and Lot Code found on the bottom of the can (see illustration below). If you identify that you have any affected product, please stop feeding it immediately and discard any remaining affected food.
How to identify the "Best By" date and Lot Code on your can:
Product included in this recall will have a "Best By" date and Lot Code printed on the bottom of the can that looks like this:
All other lots of Doctors Foster and Smith Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Canned Adult Dog Food with any other "Best By" dates (as well as all other flavors of Doctors Foster and Smith dry and canned pet food products) can be safely consumed as they are not included in this recall.
At Doctors Foster and Smith, we take our responsibility to pets and pet parents very seriously, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Doctors Foster and Smith Customer Service at 1-800-381-7179 or at CustomerService@DrsFosterSmith.com.