On February 18, 2022, Family Dollar, Inc. recalled multiple brands of dog food, cat, and treats.
The infractions happened from January 1, 2021, to the present
Health risks related to rat infestations prompted the recall, including the presence of Salmonella bacteria.
The affected products were stored and sent to 404 shops from the Family Dollar Distribution Center in West Memphis, Arkansas, and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Pet Foods and Treats Recalled
The FDA bulletin did not include the names of specific brands recalled.
On February 22, 2022, the Family Dollar website listed the following products for sale:
- 57 dry dog foods
- 36 wet dog foods
- 38 dog treats
- 35 dry cat foods
- 36 wet cat foods
- 13 cat treats
The FDA nor Family Dollar has not provided the brand names of the affected products.
The following brands are sold at Family Dollar but are not confirmed in the recall:
- 9 Lives
- Alpo Tbonz
- Ashland Farms
- Beggin’ Strips
- Gravy Train
- Kibble’ n Bits
- Kit & Kaboodle
- Meow Mix
- Purina Cat Chow
- Purina Dog Chow
- Purina One
Inventory varies from store to store, and some products are only sold online.
The FDA announced the Family Dollar store products were distributed in the following six states:
About the Recall
Family Dollar has received no consumer complaints or allegations of sickness as a result of this recall.
Products covered by this retail level recall include all drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, dietary supplements, human and animal pet food products.
The recall does not apply to products shipped directly to the stores by the distributor or manufacturer, such as all frozen and refrigerated items.
The recall applies to 404 stores listed in the six states above. The recall doesn’t apply to Family Dollar stores in other locations.
Family Dollar is notifying its affected stores by letter asking them to check their stock immediately, quarantine, and discontinue the sale of any affected product.
Salmonella can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections in infants, young children, older adults, pregnant persons, persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatments, organ transplant recipients, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Customers should contact their health care provider if they have experienced any problems related to using these products.
Customers with concerns about pets that have consumed recalled animal food products should contact their veterinarian
Recommended Steps for Consumers
If you have purchased any pet food or treats in the six states listed above, discontinue use of the product immediately. Customers can return products to the Family Store from where they were purchased without a receipt.
Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9 am and 5 pm EST.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with Dollar Store pet food products can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online
- Regular mail or fax form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
h/t: dogfoodadvisor.com, fda.gov