As a cat owner, we understand that you want nothing but the very best for your pet. It’s normal to assume that any cat food you buy from the store or online is going to be safe. Pet food in general has a set of standards that must be followed in order to be put on the store shelf for sale. Oftentimes dangers and hazards are discovered after the cat food goes up for sale. When this happens, notices are put out by various governing bodies, such as the FDA. CatsOnly.org gets direct notification of any cat food recalls and we will update this page immediately as they become available.
Current Cat Food Recalls
What Causes Cat Food Recalls?
Cat food and treats are recalled whenever a product violates federal laws and immediate legal action needs to be taken. Manufacturers often don’t catch any potential health risks until after their products have been shipped out and are being sold to consumers.
The Ways Cat Food Recalls Happen:
- The company notices something on their own and voluntarily pulls their products from store shelves and websites.
- The FDA issues a formal request to have the product removed.
- The FDA “forces” the manufacturer to pull the product by utilizing the agency’s Mandatory Recall Authority
FDA Recall Classification
The FDA’s recalls are broken up into three categories to help distinguish urgency.
Class I – This is the worst case scenario and means that there is a strong likelihood that any use or exposure to this product will cause serious health consequences or death to your cat.
Class II – Whenever a product may cause temporary or medically reversible health issues
Class III – If the product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.