PetSmart Recalls Grreat Choice Canned Dog Food Due to Choking Hazard, Metal Pieces

PetSmart has issued a recall of its Grreat Choice canned Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground sold on,, and in nationwide PetSmart retail stores. This product is being recalled due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets.

This recall was initiated after receiving notification from the manufacturer of consumer complaints.

The recalled products include the following Grreat Choice dog food sold between Oct. 10, 2016 and Feb. 7, 2017:

Product Name UPC Best By Date or Lot Code
Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground, 13.2 oz. cans


Best By
Lot 1759338

The Best By date is found on the bottom of the can. To date no other Grreat Choice products are impacted by this issue.

Customers who purchased the recalled food should stop feeding it to their pets and bring any remaining cans to their local PetSmart store for a full refund or exchange. For more information about the voluntary recall or if customers have any questions, contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638 between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST.

Picture, Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice

SOURCE: FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

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  1. Mollie, there is also a related recall of Companion brand canned dog food, sold at Giant, Martin’s and Stop & Shop supermarkets. That notice has not yet made it to FDA, but it is posted on the supermarkets’ recall pages. Same expiration code, same can size, same explanation. I posted it on my FB page and also here:

    I have no idea who the manufacturer is, as these are private label products.


    • Thanks Phyllis! I found out all the three companies (Wellness, Companion, and PetSmart’s Grreat brands) that posted recalls were all made at the same canning facility: A Simmon’s pet food plant. And they were all recalled for the same reason: Metal fragments.



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