RECALL: Voluntary Recalls of 3 Food Products Due to Metal Contamination

February 15, 2017
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

Three products sold by PetSmart have been voluntarily recalled due to metal contamination that may cause a choking hazard in pets.

Three food products have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential choking hazard created by metal contamination. To date, PetSmart has not received any consumer complaints regarding the recalled products, and the company is unaware of any reported cases of illness of injury related to the products.

PetSmart has recalled one production lot of Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground products sold between October 10, 2016 and February 7, 2017:

  • 13.2 oz. cans
  • UPC code: 7-3725726116-7
  • Lot number: 1759338
  • Best by date: 8/5/19

This product is sold on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com, and in nationwide PetSmart stores.

Blue Buffalo has recalled one production lot of its Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables:

  • 12.5-oz cans
  • UPC code: 84024310017
  • Best by date: 8/3/19

WellPet has recalled select lots of 5 varieties of its Wellness Adult Cat Foods in 12.5-oz cans:

  • Wellness Cat Adult Turkey/Salmon Pate: UPC code 7634408819, best by date 8/5/19
  • Wellness Cat Adult Chicken/Herring GF Pate: UPC code 7634408820, best by date 8/4/19
  • Wellness Cat Adult Chicken GF Pate: UPC code 7634408822, best by dates 8/3/19 and 8/4/19
  • Wellness Cat Adult Turkey GF Pate: UPC code 7634408823, best by date 8/4/19
  • Sold only in Canada: Wellness Cat Adult Beef/Chicken GF Pate: UPC code 7634408821, best by date 8/5/19

Customers who purchased these recalled products should stop feeding them to their pets immediately. Customers may bring any remaining cans to their local PetSmart for a full refund.

For more information about the Grreat Choice recall, consumers should contact PetSmart customer service at 888-839-9638. For the Blue Buffalo recall, customers should contact Blue Buffalo at 866-800-2917. Consumers should call WellPet at 877-227-9587 for information about the WellPet recall.