Wellness announced a recall for select lots of canned cat food due to the possibility of metal fragment contamination, posing a choking risk to pets.
Wellness clarified what was an unusually vague recall announcement, which only said it was recalling the food due to the “remote possibility” that their “product may not have been manufactured to our high-quality standards”. They confirmed that the recall was actually for the possibility of metal pieces that the manufacturer (Simmons Pet Food) told them had found its way into other brands manufactured during the same period as Wellness’ canned cat food.
Wellness’ recall continued, that “since the products may not have been made consistent with our quality assurance guidelines, we want to replace them. Our Quality team learned that a foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility, and so we are taking this conservative step to ensure the well-being of cats and to put our consumers’ minds at ease.”
The recipes are in 12.5 oz. cans with the following best buy dates:
|Recipe||Best By Date|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Chicken & Herring||08/04/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Chicken||08/03/2019 & 08/04/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Chicken & Lobster||08/04/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Turkey & Salmon||08/05/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Turkey||08/04/2019 & 08/05/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Beef & Chicken||08/05/2019|
|Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz||Beef & Salmon||08/05/2019|
Please click here for how the best by date appears on your can.
If you have any of the 12.5 oz recipes with these best buy dates, you may email Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1-877-227-9587 and they’ll replace your product.