RECALL ALERT: Dave’s Simply the Best Dog Food

Dave's Simply the Best dog food recall

Dave’s Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one batch of Dave’s Simply the Best dry dog food due to an off odor.

According to a letter posted on Dog Food Advisor, the batch was recalled in response to a consumer complaint last month. When Dave’s Pet Food, which is based in Agawam, Mass., tested a sample, it was found to have a high peroxide value, indicating rancidity.

“No outdated materials were used; however, it was noted on a subsequent production run of another product that the rice bran being used had an off odor,” wrote Bill Hufnagle, plant manager of Southern Tier Pet Nutrition, in a letter to Dave Ratner of Dave’s Pet Food. “This product contains rice bran and could have been the source of the off odor.”

The remaining rice bran was discarded.

The recalled dog food products have the code date BUB Oct 15 16. According to The Truth about Pet Food, 90 percent of the recalled food was sold in the company’s own Dave’s Soda and Pet City stores and has already been removed from shelves. Other retailers were asked to pull the affected products as well.

For more information about the recall, call Dave’s Pet Food at 888-763-2738 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or email

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!