Recall Alert! 3 Dog Food Brands Due to Possible Metal Contamination

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Note: This post was originally published Feb. 9, 2017. It’s been updated with information about the latest voluntary recall of yet another canned dog food product — Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight — because it too may contain foreign materials.

Grreat Choice dog food recall

Some lots of canned products from two three dog food brands — Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food sold at PetSmart stores, Companion Dog Food sold at Giant supermarkets and, most recently, Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight — have been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of metal contamination.

If you have a cat, be aware that WellPet has also voluntarily recalled some lots of Wellness 12.5-ounce canned cat food only because it was manufactured in the same unnamed facility as the recalled dog food products. The company stated it’s “taking this conservative step to ensure the well-being of cats and to put our consumers’ minds at ease.”

This has been a disturbingly busy month for canned dog food recalls. On Feb. 3, one lot of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Au Jus canned food was voluntarily recalled because it contained traces of pentobarbital, a drug used to euthanize dogs. One dog died and five were sickened after eating the food.

Here’s what you need to know about the dog food products voluntarily recalled because of possible metal contamination.

Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken and Rice Classic Ground

13.2 oz. cans
UPC: 7-3725726116-7
Best By date (on the bottom of the can): 8/5/19
Lot code: 1759338

According to the PetSmart website, this voluntary recall is “a precautionary action due to metal contamination found in the single lot.” No other Grreat Choice products are impacted. There have been no reports of dogs being sickened or injured by this product.

If you purchased the recalled product, stop feeding it to your dog and bring any cans to your nearest PetSmart store for a full refund. For more information, call PetSmart Customer Service at 888-839-9638.

Companion Dog Food

Giant Food announced it is voluntarily recalling some 13.2-ounce cans of the following three dog food products because they may contain “foreign material.”

Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice
UPC: 68826707501
Best By date: 08/05/2019

Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice
UPC: 68826700360
Best By date: 08/05/2019

Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon
UPC: 68826700356
Best By date: 08/05/2019

If you purchased one of these products, stop feeding it to your dog and return it to the store for a full refund. For more information about the recall, call 479-935-6145.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food

The Blue Buffalo Co. announced Feb. 13 it is voluntarily recalling some 12.5-ounce cans of the following product. “Last week, we were notified by one of our suppliers of the possible presence of aluminum in one of our production runs,” the company stated.

Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables
UPC: 8-40243-10017-0
Best By date (on the bottom of the can): August 3, 2019

If you purchased this product, return it to your local retailer for a full refund. For more information about the recall, call 866-800-2917.