Hill’s Science Diet Dog Food Market Withdrawal of November 2015

Share

November 28, 2015 — According to a notice posted at PetSmart retail stores, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is conducting a voluntary market withdrawal of some of its canned dog foods for reasons unknown.

The following photograph of this announcement was captured at a PetSmart retail location in Naples, Florida.[November 28, 2015]

Hill's Science Diet Canned Dog Food Withdrawal

What’s Being Withdrawn?

The following product lines are affected by this event:

  • Science Diet Dog Adult Perfect Weight
    12.8 oz
    SKU 5210092
    UPC 5274229750
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy Chicken
    12.8 oz
    SKU 5210280
    UPC 5274230770
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Adult Beef Entrée
    5.8 oz.
    SKU 5092280
    UPC 5274249660
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Mature Beef Entrée
    5.8 oz
    SKU 5092282
    UPC 5274249680
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Adult Beef Entrée
    13 oz.
    SKU 5117274
    UPC 5274270390
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Adult Beef & Chicken Entrée
    13 oz.
    SKU 5117273
    UPC 5274270400
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Mature Beef Entrée
    13 oz.
    SKU 5117275
    UPC 5274270560
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

What Is a Market Withdrawal?

A market withdrawal is different than a product recall.

According to the Food and Drug Administration:

Market withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action.

The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation.

For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems, would be a market withdrawal.

We have been unable to determine the reason for this action. Or to verify the authenticity of the posted noticed.

For this reason, no further information is available at this time.

What to Do?

For questions, please contact Hill’s Science Diet Customer Service at 800-445-5777 from 8 am to 5 pm CST, Monday through Friday.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Get Dog Food Recall Alerts by Email

Get free dog food recall alerts sent to you by email. Subscribe to The Dog Food Advisor’s recall notification list.