Whiskas® Cat Food Recall – Canada

Mars Petcare Canada is recalling a number of Whiskas® dry cat food products due to a raw ingredient quality issue.

Mars Petcare has not received any consumer complaints related to this issue.

The voluntary recall is limited to the following list of products.

Product DescriptionUPCBest by dates
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTION Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken 12X670G0 58496 43320 86/13/2022 – 7/19/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 2kg Bag0 58496 70322 66/23/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 4kg Bag0 58496 70124 67/17/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 70329 56/16/2022-8/17/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken 11.6kg Bag0 58496 44481 5
6/24/2022-7/22/2022

WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour, 2 kg, Bag0 58496 43351 26/25/2022-8/6/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Beef Flavour, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 43353 68/13/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 2kg Bag0 58496 70332 56/25/2022-8/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 4kg Bag0 58496 02681 38/9/2022-8/10/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Indoor With Real Chicken, 3kg Bag0 58496 42153 37/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Indoor With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg, Bag0 58496 23285 66/23/2022-7/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food With Real Tuna, 9.1 kg Bag0 58496 43469 46/25/2022-8/7/2022
WHISKAS Dry Kitten Food With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg Bag0 58496 70310 37/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 42152 66/26/2022- 8/13/2022
The UPC and Best by dates are printed on the front of the package, as shown in this photo.

The affected products were manufactured in Canada and distributed to retailers across Canada.

Pet food for domestic consumption not regulated in Canada

Pet food imported into Canada from other countries must meet specific safety standards. Likewise, pet food manufactured in Canada for export to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union must meet the food safety standards for those countries.

However, pet food and pet treats manufactured in Canada and distributed solely in Canada is not subject to food safety inspection or regulation by any Canadian government authority.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada will only post recall notices for pet foods and pet treats in the event of a risk to human health.

For more information

Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to call the company’s consumer care team at 1-800-667-2424 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST weekdays and 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST on weekends or visit https://www.whiskas.ca/en/update.

3 thoughts on “Whiskas® Cat Food Recall – Canada

  1. My cat puked up a huge meal right in front of me. I have checked the best before dates and the bag is on the recall list. Are there any lasting effects that I should be watching for. Can I get a refund?

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    1. Hello Donna,
      Mars Petcare has been totally uninformative as to the reason for the recall other than saying that one of the raw ingredients didn’t meet its standards. The problem could be anything: an out-of-spec vitamin or mineral supplement, a biological toxin (eg aflatoxin), an adulterant (eg. pentobarbital) or a bacterial contaminant such as Salmonella. Only Mars Petcare and their ingredient supplier know the answer. Pet food manufactured for domestic consumption is NOT subject to inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, because pet food does not meet the definition for “food” under Canada’s Food, Drugs & Cosmetics Act, nor does it meet the definition for “animal feed” under the Health of Animals Act.

      You should be able to get a refund for the recalled food either from the retailer or from the company. I have included the company’s contact information in the last paragraph of my blog post.

      If you have any concerns about any lasting effects on your cat, you might want to give your veterinarian a phone call.

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