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Shortly after Unleashed was founded, in 2007, there was probably the biggest pet food recall in history.  I (Amy, owner) gathered lots of information during that time about the many recalls and put them here on our website.  Although I have not updated it much since, I just couldn't delete this information.  It is still important not to forget what happened, the many lives that were lost, and to not let history repeat itself. 

 

We do stay on top of current recalls and assure you that we continue to carry only the safest pet foods available.  If any of our products are ever cause for concern, we will take action. 

 

If you have any questions about past or current recalls, please email us: info@unleashedmutt.com.


There is also some interesting information about animal testing and some other news that I posted back in 2007 that I think is still useful and I have left here as well.


2007 Recalls

 

Chemical Found in Second Pet Food Ingredient, Recall Expanded
Wednesday, April 18

 

Menu Foods CFO sold shares weeks before pet food recall

April 11, 2007

 

Rat poison found in recalled pet food
Menu Foods expands recall to all brands of 'cuts and gravy' style pet food after finding a chemical used in rat poison as the source of contamination, officials say.
March 23 2007

WRAL video: Pet Owners Worry About Food Recall

 

FDA expects pet food death toll to rise

By Julie Schmit and Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

"Federal regulators said Monday that contaminated wheat gluten is the most likely source of deaths in a large pet food recall, and that it is investigating whether other pet food makers got wheat gluten from the same supplier.
The Food and Drug Administration also said that it expects the number of deaths linked to the food to grow."
(None of Unleashed's products contain wheat!)


 


Past Recalls (live and learn)...

 

2007: Menu Foods (Iams, Nestle Purina, Hill's, etc.)

problem:  contaminated wheat gluten 

 

2007: "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears

problem: salmonella

 

2005: Diamond Pet Foods

problem: contaminated corn

 

2000: Medalist Pig Ears (Costco)

problem: salmonella

 

1999: Doane Pet Care: including Ol’ Roy (Wal-Mart’s brand) and 53 other brands.

problem: contaminated wheat

 

1995: Nature’s Recipe problem: contaminated wheat

 

Although there are no guarantees, Unleashed believes in quality and learning from past trends.  None of our products contain wheat or corn.  (We believe in quality protein sources, such as lamb, chicken, turkey, and herring.)   We also do not carry pig ears. (We have found cow and lamb ears to be safer and healthier in many ways.)


Dec 9, 2009: Pet Carousel Conducts Nationwide Recall of Beef Hoof Products and Pig Ears Because of Salmonella Risk 

-The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight, Pork Tasteez and Pet Carousel
-The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm193736.htm


Recalled Foods and Treats of 2007

by Menu Foods (Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, etc.) Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., Nestle Purina Petcare Co., Del Monte Foods Co., Sunshine Mills, Natural Balance Inc., Royal Canin, SmartPak, Blue Buffalo Company, Drs. Foster & Smith, Sensible Choice, and many more.


For all FDA press releases click here.



Dog Foods:


Mars Petcare - August 23

1.  Krasdale Gravy dry dog food

2.  Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula Dry Dog Food

 

Natural Balance - July 23

1.  Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Irish Stew With Beef, Potatoes & Carrots

2.  Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Chinese Take Out With Sauce With Vegetables and Chicken

3.  Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs HOBO Chili With Chicken & Pasta

4.  Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Southern Style Dumplings With Chicken & Vegetables


Doane Pet Care


Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food - added June 6, 2007

 

American Nutrition, Inc

www.americannutritioninc.com

 

CANNED DOG FOOD:
Blue Buffalo Beef Dinner

Blue Buffalo Chicken Dinner
Blue Buffalo Hearty Venison Dinner
Blue Buffalo Lamb Dinner
Blue Buffalo Salmon Dinner
Blue Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf Dinner
Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver
Canine Caviar Gourmet Turkey
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula

Diamond Lamb & Rice
Harmony Farms Beef
Harmony Farms Chicken
Harmony Farms Lamb
Harmony Farms Salmon
Kirkland Signature Premium Dog 2-Flavor Variety Pack

Mulligan Stew Chicken

Mulligan Stew Turkey
Natural Balance Beef Formula
Natural Balance Chicken Formula
Natural Balance Lamb Formula
Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice

 

Canine Caviar

www.caninecaviar.com

1.  Gourmet Turkey cans

2.  Gourmet Beaver cans


Sierra Pet Products

-all "Harmony Farms" Canned Dog Foods

 

Blue Buffalo - April 27

http://www.bluebuff.com

-all "BLUE" brand can dog foods

 

Diamond Pet Food - April 26

http://www.diamondpet.com

1.  Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs cans

2.  Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula cans

3.  Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Formula -May 23

 

Chenango Valley Pet Foods - April 26 & May 18

 

1.  DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD

2.  Bulk CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD (SmartPak)

3.  DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG FOOD

4.  SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS

6.  SHEP chunk style dog food

7.  Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food (SmartPak)

 

SmartPak - NEW April 20 & May 18

1.  LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

2.  LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice food

3.  Bulk CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD

4.  Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food

 

Royal Canin USA - April 19 & May 18

www.royalcanin.us

 

ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET™ (available only in veterinary clinics)
Dry Dog Food

  1. Canine Early Cardiac EC 22™

  2. Canine Skin Support SS21™

 

ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE CHOICE® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
Dry Dog Food

  1. Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Senior

  2.  

    Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Puppy
  3. Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Adult
  4. Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Senior
  5. Rice & Catfish Meal Formula Adult

 

SENSIBLE CHOICE® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
1.  Chicken and Rice Adult (Dry Dog Food)
2.  Chicken and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
3.  Lamb and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
4.  Chicken and Rice Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
5.  Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
6.  NATURAL BLEND Adult (Dry Dog Food)
7.  NATURAL BLEND Senior (Dry Dog Food)
8.  NATURAL BLEND Puppy (Dry Dog Food)

 

KASCO® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
1.  Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
2.  Hi Energy (Dry Dog Food)
3.  Maintenance (Dry Dog Food)
4.  Mealettes (Dry Dog Food)
5. Mini Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
6.  Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
7.  Cat (Dry Cat Food) 

 

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - April 27

www.naturalbalanceinc.com

1. Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food

2. Venison & Brown Rice Canned Food

3.  Chicken Canned Dog Formula

4.  Beef Canned Dog Formula

5.  Lamb Canned Dog Formula


Menu Foods (Dog Food)
1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
2. Authority
3. Award
4. Best Choice
5. Big Bet
6. Big Red
7. Bloom
8. Cadillac
9. Companion

10. Compliments

11. Co-Op Gold
12. Demoulas Market Basket
13. Eukanuba
14. Food Lion
15. Giant Companion
16. Great Choice
17. Hannaford

18. Health Diet Gourmet Cuisine

19. Hill Country Fare
20. Hy-Vee
21. Iams

22. La Griffe

23. Laura Lynn
24. Loving Meals

25.  Master Choice
26. Meijer's Main Choice
27. Mighty Dog Pouch
28. Mixables

29. Natural Life

30. Nu Pet

31. Nutriplan
32. Nutro Max
33. Nutro Natural Choice
34. Nutro Ultra
35. Nutro
36. Ol'Roy Canada
37. Ol'Roy US
38. Paws

39. Performatrin Ultra
40. Pet Essentials
41. Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
42. Presidents Choice
43. Price Chopper
44. Priority Canada
45. Priority US
46. Publix
47. Roche Brothers
48. Save-A-Lot Choice Morsels
49. Schnucks
50. Shep Dog
51. Springfield Prize
52. Sprout
53. Stater Brothers
54. Stop & Shop Companion
55. Tops Companion

56. Triumph

57. Truly
58. Wegmans Bruiser
59. Weis Total Pet

60. Western Family Canada

61. Western Family US
62. White Rose
63. Winn Dixie
64. Your Pet


Nestle Purina Petcare Co.
www.purina.com
1. Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy

2. Mighty Dog® 5.3 Ounce Pouch Products

 

Del Monte Foods Co.
1. Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Strips in Gravy Dog Food
2. Ol' Roy Country Stew Hearty Cuts in Gravy Dog Food

3. Happy Tails Meaty Cuts with Beef in Gravy Dog Food

  

Dog and Cat Treats:

 

Wal-Mart

-2 brands of chicken jerky carried by Wal-Mart were quietly pulled (not officially recalled)

 

American Nutrition, Inc

www.americannutritioninc.com

 

Baked Dog Treats
1.  Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Formula Baked Dog Treats
2.  Blue Buffalo Health Bars Baked With Apples & Yogurt Dog Treats


Sierra Pet Products

-all "Harmony Farms" Dog Treats 

 

Blue Buffalo - April 27

http://www.bluebuff.com

-all "BLUE " treats

 

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - April 16

www.naturalbalanceinc.com

1. Venison & Brown Rice Dog Treats


Del Monte Foods Co.
1. Jerky Treats
2. Gravy Train Beef Sticks
3. Pounce Meaty Morsels
4. Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Strips Dog Treats
5. Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Snack Sticks Dog Treats
6. Ol' Roy Bark'n Bac'n Beef & Bacon Flavor Dog Treats
7. Dollar General Beef Flavored Jerky Strips Dog Treats
8. Dollar General Beef Flavored Beef Sticks Dog Treats
9. Happy Tails Beef Flavor Jerky Strips

 

Sunshine Mills Dog Treats

1. Nurture Chicken & Rice Biscuit
2. Nurture Lamb & Rice Biscuit
3. Pet Life Large Peanut Butter Biscuit

4. Pet Life Large Biscuit
5. Lassie Lamb and Rice Biscuit

6. Pet Life Extra Large Biscuit
7. Pet Life Large Variety Biscuit
8. Pet Life Peanut Butter Large Biscuit
9. Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat
10. Companion's Best Multi Flavor Biscuit

11. Stater Brothers Large Biscuit
12. Ol'Roy Peanut Butter Biscuit
13. Ol'Roy 4 Flavor Large Biscuit
14. Ol'Roy Puppy Biscuit
15. Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuit
16. Champion Breed Large Biscuit
17. Perfect Pals Large Biscuit
18. Stater Brothers Large Biscuit



Cat Foods:

 

American Nutrition, Inc

www.americannutritioninc.com

 

Canned Cat Food
1.  Blue Buffalo Spa Select Hairball Control Oven Roasted Chicken
2.  Blue Buffalo Spa Select Kitten Recipe Oven Roasted Chicken
3.  Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula

4.  Harmony Farms Country Chicken Entrée

5.  Natural Balance Ocean Fish Formula


Sierra Pet Products

-all "Harmony Farms" Canned Cat Foods

 

Diamond Pet Food - April 26

http://www.diamondpet.com

1.  Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula cans

 

Chenango Valley Pet Foods - April 27 & May 18

1.  DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE CAT FOOD

2.  LICK YOUR CHOPS LAMB MEAL, RICE & EGG CAT FOOD

3.  LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD

4.  Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner

5.  EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA

 

Blue Buffalo - April 27

http://www.bluebuff.com

1.  Spa Select Kitten dry food

- all "Spa Select" brand can cat foods

 

Royal Canin USA - April 19

www.royalcanin.us

ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET™ (available only in veterinary clinics)

1.  Feline Hypoallergenic HP23™

 

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - April 27

www.naturalbalanceinc.com

1. Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food

2.  Ocean Fish Canned Cat Formulas

 

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc

www.hillspet.com
1. Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry Food

2. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Select Science Diet Savory Cuts Cat Food

 

Menu Foods (Cat Food)
www.menufoods.com/recall/product_cat.html

Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Best Choice

Cats Choice

Companion
Compliments

Co-Op Gold
Demoulas Market Basket

Drs Foster & Smith
Eukanuba

Fame

Feline Classic

Feling Cuisine
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Foodtown
Giant Companion

Giant Eagle
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
J.E. Mondou - April 10

La Griffe

Laura Lynn
Li'l Red
Loving Meals

Master Choice

Medi-Cal (Royal Canin) - added April 10

Meijer's Main Choice

Natural Ulrramix

Nu Pet
Nutriplan
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice

Nutro Products

Paws

Performatrin Ultra

Pet Pride
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper

Priority Canada

Priority US

Roche Brothers

Roundy's
Save-A-Lot Special Blend
Schnucks
Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
Sophistacat
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Stop & Shop Companion
Tops Companion

Triumph

Wegmans

Weis Total Pet

Western Family Canada
Western Family US
White Rose
Winn Dixie

 Your Pet  


Other Pets:

 

Chenango Valley Pet Foods

8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET

Animal Testing

 

Companies that test on dogs and cats:

 

Menu Foods


Iams/Proctor & Gamble


Pet Food companies who contract with laboratories to do their testing on dogs and cats:

Nestlé Purina PetCare

Alpo

Beneful

Dog Chow/Puppy Chow/Cat Chow/Kittten Chow

Mighty Dog

Pro Plan

Hi-Pro

Kibbles & Chunks

Moist & Meaty

ONE

Senior 7+

Fit & Trim

Beggin' Strips

Busy Bone

Chew-eez

Chew-riffic

T-bonz

Secondnature dog litter

Deli Cat

Fancy Feast

Friskies

Kit 'N Kaboodle

Aquari-Yums

Whisker Lickin's

Yesterday's News (litter)

Tidy Cats (litter)

Veterinary Diets

 

Nutro Products, Inc.
Nutro MAX

Nutro NATURAL CHOICE

Nutro Ultra

Nutro MAX Cat Gourmet Classics

Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care

 

Sergeant’s Pet Care Products

-lots of products including dental chews, rawhide, treats, and much more



Recall and Cruelty News

These are articles that we find are very important.  If you have any news that you want to add, please send it!


-chicken jerky and chicken jerky strips
 
APRIL 5, 2007
Dog biscuits added to recall list
"(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday it has identified additional contaminated pet food products -- dog biscuits made by Sunshine Mills of Red Bay, Alabama."
 
Wal-Mart Brand Dog Biscuits Added to Pet Food Recall
Thursday, April 05, 2007
"WASHINGTON — The recall of pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical expanded Thursday to include dog biscuits made by an Alabama company and sold by Wal-Mart (WMT) under the Ol'Roy brand."
"Also Thursday, Menu Foods, a major manufacturer of brand- and private-label wet pet foods expanded its original recall to include a broader range of dates and varieties."

Pet food recall expanded to include cat kibble
FDA tests find chemical used to make plastics, not rat poison

March 30, 2007


Note to customers of Unleashed:

This information does not affect anyone buying food from Unleashed, as we do not carry any of these products.  The foods that we carry do not contain wheat, corn, soy, by-products, or any gluten.  If you are interested in learning more about the all natural dog and cat foods that we carry, click here! Our prayers are with those who may be affected.