Nutro Dog Food Recall

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caution-dog-food-recall-sign On September 30, 2009, Nutro Products, Inc. announced the following voluntary dog food recall…

Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO® dry dog and cat food products.  We immediately retrieved the affected pet food from our distributors, and only three SKUs reached retail stores.  These were delivered to a small number of PetSmart and Petco stores.  The specific products are listed below.

Upon discovery of the melted plastic, we immediately halted manufacturing and performed a thorough search of all equipment.  We identified the source as a worker’s “bump cap,” similar to a hard hat, which inadvertently made its way into our manufacturing process.

Based on our extensive review, it is highly unlikely that any pieces of plastic made it into finished product.   However, upon learning of the incident, we voluntarily retrieved all potentially affected products.

We strive to produce pet food of the highest quality and safety standards. Consumers who believe they have purchased potentially affected product should return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another NUTRO®  product, or contact the Nutro Products Consumer Care team at 1-800-833-5330 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-800-833-5330      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

It appears from this announcement that the company acted quickly to contain the problem… and Nutro believes actual product contamination is “highly unlikely”.

Just the same… to determine if this dog food recall affects you, here’s an image I copied from the Nutro press release:

Nutro Dog Food Recall Sep 2009

Visit our Dog Food Recalls summary page for an index of links to all the Advisor’s most recent product recall reports.

Footnotes

09/14/2012 The actual press release has been apparently deleted from the Nutro website. So, the link has been removed from this article.

  • Bob Moose

    Everyone wants to deregulate everything so this is what we end up with.

  • Jo. Unrau

    Could it be just the wet food & not the dry? My boy gets Nutro Natural Choice dry food & has been for about a year. He’s fine & never gets sick since I put him on it.

  • InkedMarie

    You do realize this is not the Nutro company, right, but a dog food review site?
    I’m sorry about your dogs.

  • Cagee5419

    I have a 1 year old lab and a 7 year old beagle terrier mix. I just recently bought the new and improved nutro for them. Half way though this bag they have been vomiting up yellow bile and lose stool. My beagle stopped wanting to eat it, so I bought some wet food from nutro to put in it. She started vomiting again. Today my lab had a seizure like episode while vomiting. My husband said look into the food seems funny this is happening after changing. I am so glad he said something. I am so dumb founded of what I have read. Seems funny all the dogs are having the same problem with eating this food. I have had both of my dogs since they were puppies and have never had a issue before with this food! I want answers. Taking all 3 bags I have back for a refund and I will never buy this product again. You have lost a faithful customer. I will get the word out by posting and telling others about this animal killing food. I am taking her to the vet tomorrow and I hope and pray for you guys there’s nothing seriously wrong!!!! [email protected]

  • BGUNTER405

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AS TO WHY WE HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH OUR PET FOOD, DOES THE FDA NOT LOOK IN TO THESE MATTERS??—WE DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEED OUR LITTLE FUR KIDS ANY MORE??THINK WE MAY JUST MAKE OUR OWN DOG FOOD FOR THEM MAY BE A LOT BETTER OFF FOR SURE!!LETS DO SOME THING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING!!!!!     A FIVE FUR CRITTER FAMILY WHO LOVES THEM LIKE CHILDREN A REAL BLESSING TO US THANK YOU!

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  • Fegitnbrutus

    shut it!

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  • tim scheer

    my otherwise very energetic, healthy, intelligent bijon died yesterday, new year’s day, after a bout of throwing up. my vet changed him to rice and ground beef, which seemed to be helping, until he suddenly just died. I began feeding him “nutro max puppy” dry food in september.