In the spirit of equal time, since we posted the 2018 dog food recalls yesterday, we thought we would post the 2018 cat food recalls from our friends at Petful.com, too. It is, thankfully, a short list.
If you were wondering, “Who takes care of overseeing those recalls anyways?”, we have some information from the FDA:
FDA Regulation of Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates that can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your pantry. The FDA’s regulation of pet food is similar to that for other animal foods. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. In addition, canned pet foods must be processed in conformance with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms, see Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 113 (21 CFR 113).
A little information about your FDA tax dollars at work
There is no requirement that pet food products have pre-market approval by the FDA. However, FDA ensures that the ingredients used in pet food are safe and have an appropriate function in the pet food. Many ingredients such as meat, poultry and grains are considered safe and do not require pre-market approval. Other substances such as sources of minerals, vitamins or other nutrients, flavorings, preservatives, or processing aids may be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for an intended use (21 CFR 582 and 584) or must have approval as food additives (21 CFR 570, 571 and 573). Colorings must have approvals for that use as specified in 21 CFR 70 and be listed in Parts 73, 74, or 81. For more information about pet foods and marketing a pet food, see FDA’s Regulation of Pet Food and Information on Marketing a Pet Food Product.
Recalls – of which there are three types – are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority.
|Aug. 21, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||All recipes|
|Aug. 3, 2018||G & C Raw, LLC||Pat’s Cat Turkey|
|July 6, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||Chicken and Venison recipes|
|April 16, 2018||Vital Essentials||Beef Toppers|
|March 20, 2018||Rad Cat Raw Diet||Chicken and Turkey recipes|
|March 1, 2018||Blue Ridge Beef||Kitten Grind|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Raws for Paws||Ground Turkey Pet Food|
You can read our article on the previous recalls – Recall: Radagast Pet Food – 3 Lots of Rad Cat Raw Food and… and Recall: Rad Cat Raw Diet Cat Food – ALL TYPES
Here you can check the Dog Food 2018 list from our previous article – Recalls Dog Food List 2018
The Vets at FCVC want your pets to be healthy and safe. If you have any questions about the type of food your pets should be eating, we would be happy to make recommendations. You can find many top brands available in our online store – delivered to your door!