On June 24, 2021, pet food manufacturer Smalls voluntarily recalled its Human-Grade Fresh Cat Food.
The recall was a cautionary measure relating to customer complaints that the product “looked spoiled and had an unusual color.” This was caused by apparent refrigeration issues. There were no reports of any illness or adverse reactions.
What was recalled?
- Smalls Human-Grade Fresh Ground Bird Chicken Recipe, 11.5 oz., lot numbers 21109 through 21136
- Smalls Human-Grade Fresh Smooth Bird Chicken Recipe, 11.5 oz., lot numbers 21109 through 21136
- Smalls Human-Grade Fresh Ground Other Bird Turkey Recipe, 11.5 oz., lot numbers 21109 through 21136
- Smalls Human-Grade Fresh Smooth Other Bird Turkey Recipe, 11.5 oz., lot numbers 21109 through 21136
Why was it recalled?
At the time of the recall, a Smalls co-founder said: “When we learned that our kitchen was experiencing freezer issues, we immediately knew some food might arrive spoiled. Having cats eating this was a risk we simply couldn’t take.”
Where was the product sold?
Products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and Canada via Smalls’ subscription service.
Reporting pet food problems
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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