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Where to find information about cat food product recalls

Here are several websites where you can obtain current product recall information.

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The article Cat Food Recalls, Alerts and News (Updated for 2019)  includes the subjects of:

  • What is a Cat Food Recall?
  • Types of FDA Recalls
  • What Happens When a Product is Recalled?, and
  • Recent Cat Food Recalls

The website has other Cat Food Recall Information:

  • Everything You Need To Know About Cat Food Recalls
  • How Are Most Pet Food Issues Discovered?
  • What are the Different Reasons That Cat Foods get Recalled?
  • What was the Most Serious Cat Food Recall of All Time?
  • What are the Differences Between Voluntary Recalls and Involuntary Recalls?
  • What are "Silent" Recalls?, and
  • What are the Best Websites to Track Food Recalls?

Here are websites which have entire sections devoted to cat food recalls:

Finally, should you need them, here are two places on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's website which may help you regarding product recalls:


Specific Lots: J.M.Smucker Co. Special Kitty® 12/5/2019


• TAPF: Suspicious and Irresponsible

12/6/2019  "The Smucker’s recall of Walmart Special Kitty cat food raises concerning suspicions. Federal law requires a cause to be explained to consumers in recall notices..." "But the December 5, 2019 Smucker's recall press release of Walmart Special Kitty cat food... [was] very different than other Smucker's recall notices and very different than federal law recall notice requirements."  TruthAboutPetFood

• J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Special Kitty® Wet, Canned Cat Food

12/5/2019  "The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots ofSpecial Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards. The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate. In addition to being sold individually this product is also sold as part of variety packs. If pet parents have any of the products below in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product." - TruthAboutPetFood

• J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns

12/5/2019  "Cat owners, beware, as a line of wet, canned cat foods was recalled Thursday over health concerns regarding poor-quality ingredients. J.M. Smucker Co. announced it is voluntarily recalling some of its Special Kitty wet, canned cat food product line, in particular its Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate, which the company said didn’t meet its quality and safety standards. The recall is being conducted alongside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company’s recall alert." - Fox Business

Recall: Quest® Beef Cat Food 11/15/2019


• TAPF: Go Raw, LLC Recalls One Lot of Quest Beef Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

11/18/2019  From the FDA press release: "Go Raw, LLC, of Cottonwood Utah is recalling its 2lb. frozen bags of “Quest Beef Cat Food” because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products."  - TruthAboutPetFood

• Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over risks to pets and humans

11/16/2019  "A Utah company is recalling two-pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food sold nationwide over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella.  "Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,"" - CNN Health

• Cat Food Recall 2019: How To Get A Refund

11/15/2019  "Following several recalls for pet treat pig ears over Salmonella concerns, Go Raw, LLC has issued a recall for two-pound bags of frozen Quest Beef Cat Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled cat food was distributed nationwide in retail stores. It has a UPC code of 6-91730-17101-8. The lot number is N128. Labels of the recalled cat food can be viewed here." - International Business Times

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