The frequent posting of new product recalls may have you worried about your pet’s food, but the vast majority of products on the market are safe. If you stay on top of the American Veterinary Medical Association's list of product batches for which recalls have been issued, you can feel confident that the food you feed your pets should be safe.
Taken from reports and alerts received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the manufacturers involved, the AVMA site’s list goes back to 2011. Since my report of pet product recalls at the end of February 2013, new recalls have been issued for additional product lines. If you've bought any of these brands recently, you should go to the AVMA site or the FDA for details so you can check your purchase against listed UPC data and lot number.
The FDA has posted new pet food and treat recalls every few days this March. These all reflect voluntary recalls by US manufacturers who have found potential problems with the products reported. By the way, consumers who have problems with FDA-regulated pet food products can report complaints online at http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.