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 Description||UPC||Best by dates|
|WHISKAS MEATY SELECTION Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken 12X670G||0 58496 43320 8||6/13/2022 – 7/19/2022|
|WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 2kg Bag||0 58496 70322 6||6/23/2022-8/12/2022|
|WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 4kg Bag||0 58496 70124 6||7/17/2022-8/12/2022|
|WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken, 9.1kg Bag||0 58496 70329 5||6/16/2022-8/17/2022|
|WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken 11.6kg Bag||0 58496 44481 5|
|WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour, 2 kg, Bag||0 58496 43351 2||6/25/2022-8/6/2022|
|WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Beef Flavour, 9.1kg Bag||0 58496 43353 6||8/13/2022|
|WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 2kg Bag||0 58496 70332 5||6/25/2022-8/18/2022|
|WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 4kg Bag||0 58496 02681 3||8/9/2022-8/10/2022|
|WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Indoor With Real Chicken, 3kg Bag||0 58496 42153 3||7/19/2022|
|WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Indoor With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg, Bag||0 58496 23285 6||6/23/2022-7/19/2022|
|WHISKAS Dry Cat Food With Real Tuna, 9.1 kg Bag||0 58496 43469 4||6/25/2022-8/7/2022|
|WHISKAS Dry Kitten Food With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg Bag||0 58496 70310 3||7/18/2022|
|WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 9.1kg Bag||0 58496 42152 6||6/26/2022- 8/13/2022|
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.
8 thoughts on “Whiskas® Cat Food Recall – Canada”
So I’m going to be talking to my vet and so help me if this food is the reason for our cat had to be put down I will come after this company
When will we be able to purchase dry cat food again?
My cats will not eat any other cat food. I’ve tried different types and brands, but they don’t like them. When is whisk as dry cat food back? I’m so upset. Ugh!!!
We found maggots in the food! They should have put that information in the recall. Am so disgusted by the lack of standards.
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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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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I’m going to call a lawyer instead of any vet now