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Yikes! This is a complicated one. What it boils down to is that if you bought pet food at a Family Dollar in
You should NOT give it to your pet. Dog Food Advisor has more...
February 18, 2022 — Family Dollar, Inc. is recalling multiple brands of dog food, cat food and treats.
The recall was caused by health hazards associated with rodent infestations and may include the presence of Salmonella bacteria.
Unfortunately, The Dog Food Advisor cannot confirm which specific brands are included in the recall. The following list is offered in good faith and may not be accurate or complete.
Kibble ‘n Bits
Kit & Kaboodle
Purina Cat Chow
Purina Dog Chow
Where Were the Products Sold?
In a later follow-up email, the FDA advised the affected products were distributed in the 6 states below:
1 October 2017
Wow! Thank you for pointing this out. I rarely go to Family Dollar but if I did Bo's favorite nite nite treat is Pup-peroni. We have a Big Lots that is close by so I like to hop in there once in a while. I heard about the infestation and it never even occurred to me about all the people and furbaby food that they sell. I am glad they were up front about it all.
Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry
Well this is interesting, and thank dog it happened. Just in from The Dog Food Advisor:
March 28, 2022 — Bravo Packing of Carney’s Point, N.J., has been ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop selling, manufacturing and distributing pet food due to (among other violations) “grossly insanitary conditions“.
What makes this so groundbreaking is that it's "the first permanent injunction against an animal food manufacturer for violating modern public safety standards in history."
This is great news for pets. The FDA system is working in their favor, finally! It's too bad it took four recalls of Bravo Packing foods to make this happen, but we'll take it for now.
Read the rest of the story here
25 April 2007
Ugh! Stay away from this company, Sunshine Mills. Here's a new WARNING to a pet food company, not an actual recall. But honestly, with these kinds of warnings, it's wise to stay away from anything they produce or make for other companies.
From the Dog Food Advisor's bulletin:
May 15, 2022 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Warning Letter to Sunshine Mills, Inc., of Red Bay, Alabama due to significant safety violations. The letter was originally issued to the company on March 7, 2022, but was not made public by the FDA until April 18, 2022.
Sunshine Mills produces multiple brands of dog food and treats. However, the FDA did not include a complete list of products affected by its warning letter.
What Caused the Warning?
FDA inspections were performed on various dates in 2021 and revealed violations of the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements for animal food, which caused the maker’s products to be adulterated.
The following brands are produced by Sunshine Mills. Due to the incomplete nature of the FDA’s report, there’s no way to know which brands are linked to this FDA warning.
- Nurture Farms
- Veterinary Select
- Paula Deen Home Cookin’
- Meaty Treats
- Sportsman’s Pride
- Hunter’s Special
- Pup Corn Plus
- Pet Life
- Crunchin’ Bones
- Dr. Dental Fresh Chews
Other Brands Affected
Other products may also be affected. That’s because Sunshine Mills “co-packs” food and treat products for a number of other (unspecified) brands.
However, since pet food makers are not required to disclose sub-contractor information to consumers, there’s no way to know what other brands may be affected.