Monday, April 2, 2007

Recalled Pet Food Tracker - National Brands Updated 3-31

Updated version coming soon! (evening of 4/2/07)

The Recalled Pet Food Tracker for National Brands (Alpo, Eukanuba, Hills Prescription, Iams, Mighty Dog, Nutro and Science Diet ONLY) has been updated:

***Updated March 31, 2007***

Foods Added:

  • Alpo cans (3-30)
  • Hills Prescription m/d DRY Cat Food (3-30)

Information Added/Changed:

  • Parent Company information has been added next to each brand
  • Brands are listed by order of Parent Company, so are in a different order
  • Page numbers
This is a summary (PDF file) of the pet foods recalled by 5 of the most commonly found National Brands (Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Nutro, Mighty Dog) . (Other brands will be added soon... in the meantime make sure to check for brands not yet listed here.) The summary is 5 pages, and includes FDA contact information for every state.

Take this into stores to make sure products are not still on the shelves. If they are, call the FDA (phone numbers included). Then contact your local media.

Clicking on the link will open the file for easy printing, right click on the link to open in a new window.

Comments copied over from

Is there a non-PDF version? It comes up garbles on my Mac.


March 31, 2007 5:37 PM

Anonymous said...

Download the newest Adobe Reader. I Was having that problem.

March 31, 2007 11:29 PM

Anonymous said...

i get a 404 not found error for the pdf

April 1, 2007 3:44 PM

shawn said...

Kim-I am concerned that some people will not understand what National Brands means and will think they are home free if their for instance Special Kitty is not on the list. (Special Kitty to some is a National Brand because it is sold at Walmart). Could you add a warning that close to 100 other brands of cat and dog food products are included on the original recall list and should be checked even if the pets food is not on Pet Food Tracker?

April 2, 2007 12:15 PM

Anonymous said...

Opens fine with my Mac, using default PDF viewer (Preview). I avoid Adobe junk...

April 2, 2007 12:17 PM

Kim said...

Excellent point Shawn, I'll do that right away. Thanks for the feedback!

Anyone still having a problem with the pdf? I'll add a link to download Adobe later today.

And I'll also use an additional pdf creator to see if that fixes the 'garbled' problem without having to download the newest Adobe Reader, because I know that can be a pin.

On the 404 error - I got lots of those yesterday on all different sites, but no problems yet today. So let me know if that happens again.

For right now this is a low budget effort so I'm using free pdf creators and free hosting, so please bear with me while I work out the kinks...

Kim =^..^=

April 2, 2007 12:22 PM

Kim said...

Thanks for the Mac Preview info, you posted while I was typing my last comment!

April 2, 2007 12:25 PM

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for compiling this easily readable list -- taking it along to a store is a terrific idea. I looked on several sites of the pet food companies and some did not have a way to easily print or view their lists. I suggest anyone with an older relative or neighbor with a pet please print an extra copy in large print for them. I shudder to think of how many elderly people with pets are not getting this information delivered to them should they not have internet access. The TV coverage on this is woefully lacking in my opinion.

Thanks again for this service you are providing. It is really invaluable.

Patricia M.
Kenner, LA

April 2, 2007 1:22 PM

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Volunteers Needed! Get food off shelves...,,,, and have joined together to ask for your help.
Update 6-10: Recalled food was purchased from a
California store on 5-29th – this stuff is still out there!
We need Volunteers to help get recalled food off store shelves. Read this post at Spocko’s Brain for instructions. Print a list (or two) on this site. Visit stores, then report safe stores here at

Printing Information:
1. Print the main FDA Pet Food Recall page – this will be handy to show retailers who haven’t heard anything about the recall. (3 pages)

2. Print the list of 14 Major National Brands - it includes flavors and date information where applicable so you can tell if specific products for these brands have been recalled. The brands are: Alpo Prime Cuts, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Doctors Foster and Smith, Eukanuba, Gravy Train, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams, Jerky Treats, Lick Your Chops, Mighty Dog Pouches, Natural Balance, Nutro, Pounce, Royal Canin. (It’s 7 pages and includes FDA contact information.)

3. Print the List of All Brands – it will remind you what products have been recalled - but it does not give you date and flavor information, there is just too much to put in one document. (7 pages, but the 7th page is links to more detailed information so you don’t need to print it)

If you want, and are going to a store that you know has store brands that have been recalled (such as Walmart), go to that recall information at the links on the summary or at the FDA site and print it out. Some of the information is formatted in ways that make it difficult to read (one of the main reasons for this site), but it’s better than nothing.

Note: The FDA is the official source for all recall information and recalled products. This is an unofficial volunteer effort to help get the word out and get recalled foods off of shelves. We’re doing the best we can but can’t guarantee these lists are completely accurate. Again, here is the official recall site: