Hill’s Science Diet Food Recall

According to a notice posted at PetSmart retail stores, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is conducting a voluntary market withdrawal of some of its canned dog foods for reasons unknown.

The following photograph of this announcement was captured at a PetSmart retail location in Naples, Florida.[November 28, 2015]

What’s Being Withdrawn?

The following product lines are affected by this event:

    • Science Diet Dog Adult Perfect Weight
      12.8 oz
      SKU 5210092
      UPC 5274229750
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
    • Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy Chicken
      12.8 oz
      SKU 5210280
      UPC 5274230770
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
    • Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Adult Beef Entrée
      5.8 oz.
      SKU 5092280
      UPC 5274249660
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
    • Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Mature Beef Entrée
      5.8 oz
      SKU 5092282
      UPC 5274249680
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
    • Science Diet Dog Adult Beef Entrée
      13 oz.
      SKU 5117274
      UPC 5274270390
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
    • Science Diet Dog Adult Beef & Chicken Entrée
      13 oz.
      SKU 5117273
      UPC 5274270400
      All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates
  • Science Diet Dog Mature Beef Entrée
    13 oz.
    SKU 5117275
    UPC 5274270560
    All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

What Is a Market Withdrawal?

market withdrawal is different than a product recall.

According to the Food and Drug Administration:

Market withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action.

The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation.

For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems, would be a market withdrawal.

We have been unable to determine the reason for this action. Or to verify the authenticity of the posted noticed.

For this reason, no further information is available at this time.

What to Do?

For questions, please contact Hill’s Science Diet Customer Service at 800-445-5777 from 8 am to 5 pm CST, Monday through Friday.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints