PetSmart Announces Recall of Certain Lots of Simply Nourish Dog Treats


October 7, 2014 — PetSmart has announced that Loving Pets Corp is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth.
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The affected products have an expiration date of February 2016. No product images were provided.

No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected.

What’s Being Recalled?

Simply Nourish Dog Treats Batch Info Table

What to Do?

The company recommends that consumers immediately stop using the specified product and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

You are also advised to bring your receipt with you to the store when requesting a refund.

Questions regarding any personal or pet health concerns should be directed to your health care provider or veterinarian.

For any additional questions related to this recall, you may call the Loving Pets Corporation at 866-599-7387.

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

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

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  • Mary Starr

    Wellness here, the original, and Stella & Chewy’s are both I feed my dog. She’s a sweet loving and hand feed baby girl and 96 lb Doberman from Germany. She grew into those feet that fit my shoes. She eats nothing from China. I buy only what’s originates from the USA or I don’t buy it … nothing else!

  • pitlove

    its not a good thing that years ago no one recalled dog food. (some) dog food companies over the last 15 or so years have actually started caring more about doing what they can to make somewhat species appropriate foods and improving the quality of their food and thus meant steping up and having to recall food when something toxic was found in it. it has created a more honest industry ( as honest as the dog food industry can be). it is a good thing that companies are forced to recall food now and a lot of companies are now discontinueing a lot of dishonest practices like using run-off waste products from the human food industry because of the spot light shed on them during a recall.

  • Ambree

    My girls eat Halo dry food, I give them Organix, Halo, Variety, etc for wet food. I also get Freshpet for therm (little sausages or bags of wet in the refrigerated section). Treats are pieces of plain chicken breast or various pet safe foods. I also occasionally buy them treats from Halo or another company that I trust.

  • Lacey

    I use natures recipe salmon pumpkin and sweet potato blend and it’s not only healthy and all but ALL my animals love it.

  • Melanie

    My dog and myself LOVE Taste of the Wild dog food. Alot of people on this site dislike it because it’s a Diamond product which has had it’s share of recalls. I keep this food in my rotation. Tried to substitute it with others but he absolutely loves it and his coat looks so good on it. I think it’s very affordable too.

  • Bunny

    Thanks! I’ll check them out!

  • theBCnut

    See if you can find Victor, NutriSource, or Earthborn. If you shop at Walmart, their Pure Balance is way better and so is RR Zero Grain.
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  • Bunny

    Thank you. IDK what to do! I want to have an affordable, yet healthy food for my Zoey Girl. Any suggestions?

  • Bunny

    Thank you. IDK what to do! I want to have an affordable, yet healthy food for my Zoey Girl. :/

  • Dori

    It’s considered a lousy food. Please check out Alpo review on this site and thoroughly read the ingredient list. This is not a species appropriate food. Also scroll down and read a lot of the comments.

  • theBCnut
  • Bunny

    My dog is a picky eater as well. She seems to eat Alpo dog food just fine. Is this considered a good or bad food for her? She is a small cross-breed, Jack-a-Rainian dog.

  • Melanie

    I quit giving my dogs doggie treats for this very reason. They get human treats like a piece of meat instead. If I wanna give them a cookie they get a small human cookie without any junk in it. I guess I’m lucky because my dogs don’t really have any allergies so the ingredients aren’t usually a problem.

  • theBCnut

    And maybe even dessert.

  • Carl

    For the price of it you would think you should be able to Little brown gravy and a side salad

  • theBCnut

    Does that mean you would eat Blue Buffalo? Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

  • Carl

    I got a German Rottweiler and a American bully I feed them blue Buffalo kibbles. But I make my own Treat if it isn’t good enough for me it isn’t good enough for them.

  • theBCnut

    Why does no one understand how recalls work?

  • DogFoodie

    Generally, nearly 100% of recalls are voluntary.

  • Tina Andrews Franklin

    My store put up Voluntary Recall notices all over the Simply Nourish treats. It is not a mandatory recall. Specifically Voluntary.

  • Diane

    We are using Purina One. We did use Wellness, Simply Nourish, and Canine. We have an Australian Labradoodle and he is a picky eater.

  • Diane

    Thank you both for the information. I will do more research.

  • Bob K

    Diane – What are you feeding your dog today? What is it rated? What are the main ingredients? How is the food working for your dog? Using this website as a guide, shop for 4 and 5 star rated kibbles. If it is a 1 star chicken based dog food, look for a 4 or 5 star chicken based kibble that may cost the same or even less. Don’t forget Heartworm preventatives monthly to keep your dog healthy. Stores you might want to check out include: Menards, Fleet Farm, Farm Fleet, TCS. Some big box stores have 3 and 4 star kibbles and remember to transition slowly to a new kibble.

  • Mary Elyse

    Sadly, I reported packages of these and some related treats for mold all over them to the managers WEEKS ago and they did nothing. They said it was just how they looked. They were covered in green mold. They did not take them down.

  • Jackie B

    I called customer service for this– they said this is for the treats only and the mold would be very visible to the purchaser.

  • jeffreyd00


    The whole ile site is dedicated to dog food assessment. I too was overwhelmed with the long list. I signed up for the yearly membership and got the top picks, from there I went to the private membership forums and got opinions from others and then made my decision. There is no one best brand and different dogs have different requirements.

    Try what I did, you will get the info you need to make the best choice for your pet and you’ll be supporting this awesome website.


  • Carl

    Yeah but what about the ones you’re already has it at home that don’t have this

  • Diane

    in your opinion, what is the best brand of dog food. Someone mentioned getting a better brand and we are confused as what to feed our dog.

  • theBCnut

    When you were a kid they didn’t bother testing, or didn’t even have tests for some of the things they test for now. Having thousands of dogs die a few years ago, and the ensuing uproar, has caused them to start paying attention to these things. They thought that it’s just dogs so it doesn’t matter, until consumers made it matter and the FDA sat up and noticed.

  • RC Westgate

    Has it reached Hawai’i, yet ???

  • Dodo

    Unbelievable!! And why don’t they post a picture of the item ??

  • Stephanie

    My store has had these pulled for at least 3 weeks now…way before this alert.

  • Angela Himmeroder

    You might want to look into starting your dog on a better food

  • Trisha Morgan

    This truly pisses me off!! When I was a kid they never had to recall dog food and you never had to worry about it. I just got back from Petsmart to buy dog food and yep you guessed it… Simply Nourish. Now I wonder if it is just the treats or if I just gave my dog something that might make him sick or worse!!!

  • Alexandra Stuart

    Who cares…as long as pets lives are saved

  • I’ve made these, & you are sooooo right, it’s really quite simple, & a labor of love that is worth the time!

  • Lola’s Mom

    You can peal, slice and cook your own sweet potato chips. I bake them at 300 for about 3 hours – it’s a labor of love and our doggie loves them!

  • theBCnut

    FDA does not have the power to do a recall without going through lengthy court proceedings. Most companies do not want that kind of bad press, so they do voluntary recalls before FDA gets very involved.

  • CrazyAuntJane

    At least they are doing a recall as opposed to NOT doing a recall!

  • Peter Lindval

    Or give your dog real food as treats, chicken, beef, etc…

  • Didi Diane Marie KIrouac

    FDA Regulation of Pet Food

    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.

  • Dori

    Yes Corey, sadly you are correct.

  • ptolaini

    Why is it Petsmart announcing the recall and not the FDA or Loving Pet?

  • Corey


  • Dori

    UH OH! Another recall? Will this never end?