FDA Recall of Wild Kitty Cat Food

FDA News

February 13, 2007

Media Inquiries:
Michael Herndon, 301-827-6242
Consumer Inquiries:

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Wild Kitty Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase, or use, Wild Kitty Cat Food due to the presence of Salmonella, a pathogen. During routine monitoring activities, FDA collected and analyzed a sample of frozen raw Wild Kitty Cat Food and detected Salmonella in the product. Cats and other pets consuming this food may become infected with Salmonella. People can also become infected with Salmonella if they handle or ingest this cat food, touch pets that consumed the food, or touch any surfaces that came into contact with the food or pets.

The specific products covered by this warning are Wild Kitty Raw All Natural, Frozen Cat Food – Chicken with Clam Recipe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz (100g) and 1 lb in plastic containers. Some of these containers may be uncoded.

Salmonella can cause serious illnesses in small children, frail or elderly people, and people and pets with weakened immune systems. Other people and pets may suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long term complications can include arthritis.

The Wild Kitty Cat Food is sold nationwide to retail stores and through distributors and internet sales, nationwide.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not feed it to their pets, but should instead dispose of it in a safe manner (e.g., in a securely covered trash receptacle). Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella infection after having handled the product should seek medical attention, and report use of the product and illness to FDA’s Office of Emergency Operations. In addition, people who have concerns that they may have Salmonella should contact their medical doctors and the local health departments. People who have concerns whether their pet has Salmonella should contact their veterinarian.

People may risk bacterial infection not only by handling their cat, but by contact with the pet food, food bowl, cat box and surfaces exposed to these items, so it is important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap. Since young children, elderly people, and people and animals with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk from exposure, they should avoid handling all the items listed above and surfaces exposed to these items. FDA may provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

To report any injuries or problems with The Wild Kitty Cat Food, please contact the FDA’s Office of Emergency Operations at (301)443-1240.

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18 Responses

  1. patricia says:

    I would like a list of the recalled catfood thank you patricia antonick

  2. Ray Barrett says:

    I would appreciate a complete list of pet food recalls mentioned in todays newspapers.I am most interested in Cat food.
    Ray barrett

  3. beverly ross says:

    send me a complete list of all confermed and suspected contaminated pet foods. b ross


    Is Friskies wet cat food, (chicken & salmon) amoung the pet food recently recalled?

    I would appreciate your answer asap.
    Thank You,
    Sandra Schaeffer

  5. vicki stubbs says:

    I wouldlike a complete list of the recalled dog and cat food. All of my cats have and do eat friskies. Thank you

  6. Pat Shelby says:

    I would like a list of all brands and types of cat food being recalled–PLEASE!!!! My cat has been very sick lately(and he has always been in good health!)! The vet said it is his kidneys and was caused by the food he was eating!! Please reply ASAP!!!

  7. Bree says:

    As per the FDA’s website, as of today, Wild Kitty Cat Food, Inc. of Arundel, Maine, is voluntarily recalling Wild Kitty Cat Food All Natural, Frozen Cat Food – Raw Chicken with Clam Recipe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz (100g) and Net Wt. 16 oz (453.6g); Raw Duck with Clam Recipe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz (100g) and Net Wt. 16 oz (453.6g); and Raw Tuna with Conch Recipe 3.5 oz (100g) all lot codes, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

    Please periodically check the FDA’s website by searching for “Wild Kitty Cat Food” here:


    Another site I found on google is:


    I do not know whether the above site is an actual FDA site, so please use caution. They even have a form on the bottom to fill out for Free Legal Consultation. Again, please use with caution.

    I feel absolutely horrible about this news and the news of all the sick kitties. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Please remember one thing when choosing a brand of food for your pet, find out from the company directly what their Quality Control policy is!

  8. Tiffany says:

    My cat is vomiting and gaging really hard she won’t eat or go to the bathroom all she does is throw up and hides under the bed like she is really scared. She is my baby and if anything happens to her i don’t know what i will do. please tell me if this has anything to do with the recall thing! and a full list of all the cat food that has this.

    Sincerly Tiffany
    @ tiffers_03egger@yahoo.com

  9. Don Aber says:

    My cat had the same symtoms, unfortunately , he died yesterday morning. He just turned 1 year old, he was probably one of most favorites pets I have ever had.

  10. Amanda McGuire says:

    Please send me a list of the recalled foods! Is it special kitty food because my dogs will only eat kitty cat food and that is what I buy!


  11. Carolyn says:

    Would you send me a list of brand food that is being recalled .Please

  12. Elizabeth says:

    “Menu Foods” does give a list of cat food makers that they sell to, and the types of foods being recalled. But, it doesn’t give the specific brands from each maker. I mean, how many brands can each maker have? Are they so sure that the dry cat food isn’t contaminated? It is all made together, in which I heard most cat food companies have seperate facilities for manufacturing moist and dry. Why can’t a cause be found? Is it the wheat? Can the cat food itself be tested? What about the cat food plant. How can a formal complaint be filed? Are they any cats suffering liver disease as well?




    (513) 679-2700, ext. 124

    “Recalled Cat Product Information
    Recall Information 1-866-895-2708
    Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
    Best Choice
    Demoulas Market Basket
    Fine Feline Cat
    Food Lion
    Giant Companion
    Hill Country Fare
    Laura Lynn
    Li’l Red
    Loving Meals
    Meijer’s Main Choice
    Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
    Nutro Natural Choice
    Pet Pride
    Presidents Choice
    Price Chopper
    Priority US
    Save-A-Lot Special Blend
    Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
    Special Kitty Canada
    Special Kitty US
    Springfield Prize
    Stop & Shop Companion
    Tops Companion
    Weis Total Pet
    Western Family US
    White Rose
    Winn Dixie” “Menu Foods” website

  13. Joan DeBiase says:

    How can I trust any canned cat food?????? I am currently feeding Feladae dry food. Is this safe???? I have had kidney problems with two of my cats in the recent past. One cost me $500 at the vets and the other $100. Who can we trust????? I just researched 9 lives and they insist they are not involved in this recall. Is that true????
    thanks Joan. If I loose my cats I will die. I have raised them from new born and they are 8 years old now.

  14. Jeff says:

    You should NOT be feeding your cat dry foods. House cats are desert animals and are not inclined to drink much water (although you should always have a bowl of fresh water available). Dry foods are only 10 percent or so water, so the cat will not be getting sufficient moisture in its diet. In the wild, cats eat raw meat, which is naturally 60-70 percent water content. Moreover, cats in the wild do not eat large quantities of grains and starches, and dry cat foods are usually at least 60 percent carbohydrates. Cats are obligate carnivores and have no known nutritional need for carbohydrates–and many of the carbs put in dry commercial foods–soy, corn, wheat–are potential allergens for cats. There are PLENTY of high-quality canned foods that you can feed your cat that contain mostly high-quality, human-grade muscle meat, no crappy, diseaed byproducts, and are low in carbs. The following Web site has an excellent listing of such foods:


    If you’re really ambitious and want to make cat’s food at home, read the information provided by this wholistic vet:


  15. Lorraine Wilson says:

    I have been looking for a list of recalled dog food products. I feed my dog Alpo Chop House Ribeye flavored dog food. Is this safe? What are the symptoms to watch for if you think your dog may have been exposed to contaminated food? She loves chicken. Sometimes I add LEAN cooked chicken to her dog food.

  16. Mary Z. Beavan says:

    My cat was perfectly O.K. at 9:00 P.M. on March 20th and at 4:00 in the morning of the 21st he was having difficulty breathing—he died at 5:00 A.M. on the 21st at the Emergency Hospital in Waldorf—the vet said he had heart trouble!!!!! Where can I have his food analyzed????

  17. Connie Ford says:

    I feed my 3 cats Special Kitty Premium Cat dry food. I could not find any information on recall about cat dry food. Should I be worry? One of the ingredients is corn gluten meal. I appreciate any information you can give me.
    Thank you

  18. Lucy says:

    My two cats have been eating canned Friskies. Both have started throwing up. The case I purchased is a 24ct of mixed flavors. Before that I was feeding them dry Friskies. Has this brand been added to the recall list? Has this brand been ruled out as non-toxic? Please respond I am so worried. (I introduced the canned food slowly, mixing it with dry over a weeks period of time.
    Thank you,

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