I'm kind of a stickler about pet food. North eats pretty well, and I personally wouldn't have it any other way. So if the last pet food scare had you up in arms, then you should take notice to this news. Fourteen brands of pet food were placed on a voluntary recall list after two people may have contracted salmonella poisoning since coming in contact with food that was made between January and July of this year.

One of these is a top seller — Pedigree! I know a lot of you stick to all natural pet foods (and some of you even serve vegetarian or raw foods to your pampered pets), but I know there will be tons of you that are affected by this recall, so listen up! To find out which brands are being pulled from the shelves, and how to determine if you have one of them, just


Brands that are being pulled include:

  • Pedigree
  • Ol' Roy
  • Retriever
  • Paws & Claws
  • Member's Mark
  • Natural Dog Food
  • Natural Cat Food
  • Doggy Bag
  • PMI Nutrition
  • Red Flannel
  • PetPride
  • Special Kitty
  • Country Acres
  • Wegman's Bruiser
  • Wegman's Buju & Ziggie

All recalled foods were produced between January and July of this year. Look for these specific notations on the UPC bar code of your products:

For Pedigree brand pet foods, consumers should look for “PAE” on the bottom line — the sixth, seventh, and eighth digits. Sample:
PEDIGREE ® Small Crunchy Bites
Best Before 02/2009
808G1PAE01 12:00

For all other brands listed above, consumers should look for “17” as the first two digits of the second line.
Best By Feb 18 09
17 1445 1

If you have a supply of recalled food from one of the brands listed above, return the food to the retailer for a full refund.