FDA makes additions to pet food recall

In early December the FDA announced recalls on several top name dog foods adding names to the list on the 6th and 20th advising this was a “developing issue”. It layman’s terms that means there are likely to be even more brands added to the list as investigations continue.

The recall stems from complaints received that dogs eating the identified brands of food experienced vitamin D toxicity. Samples tested showed vitamin D at toxic levels. Consumption of the foods can cause kidney failure or even death.

This recall effects dog foods only.

Symptoms of vitamin D toxicity are loss of appetite, vomiting, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

Pet owners feeding any of the following brands should stop doing so immediately and contact their veterinarian. Be prepared to provide your veterinarian with a full diet history.

  • Sunshine Mills, Inc.
    • Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
      • UPC 0-70155-14297-9 – 12.75 lb. bag
        • TC3 29 October 2018
        • TA1 30 October 2018
        • TA2 30 October 2018
        • TC1 30 October 2018
        • TC2 30 October 2018
        • TC3 30 October 2018
    • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 0-73657-00862-0 – 14 lb. bag
      • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 – 28 lb. bag
    • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 – 40 lb. bag
      • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 – 40 lb. bag
    • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 – 3.5 lb. bag
      • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 – 16 lb. bag
      • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 – 30 lb. bag
  • Ahold Delhaize (firm has not yet issued recall press)
    • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
      • UPC 068826718472 – 14 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
      • UPC 068826718471 – 28 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
      • UPC 068826718473 – 4 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
    • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
      • UPC 72543998959 – 5 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
      • UPC 72543998960 – 15 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
  • Kroger (12/5/18)
    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
  • King Soopers (12/5/18)
    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
      • UPC 11110-83573 – 14 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
      • UPC 11110-89076 – 24 lb. bag
        • All lot codes
  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)
    • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
      • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3 lb. bag
        • D2 26 FEB 2019
        • TE1 30 APR 2019
        • TD1 5 SEP 2019
        • TD2 5 SEP 2019
      • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28 lb. bag
        • TB3 6 APR 2019
        • TA1 2 JULY 2019
        • TI1 2 JULY 2019
    • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
      • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 – 40 lb. bag
        • TB3 14 Sep 2019
        • TA2 22 Sep 2019
        • TB2 11 Oct 2019
  • ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)
    • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 9097231622 – 3 kg bag
        • Best by Nov 23 2019
      • UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
        • Best by Nov 20 2019
  • Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)
    • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
      • Lidl product number 215662
        • TI1 3 Mar 2019
        • TB2 21 Mar 2019
        • TB3 21 Mar 2019
        • TA2 19 Apr 2019
        • TB1 15 May 2019
        • TB2 15 May 2019
  • Natural Life Pet Products (11/2/18, expanded 11/9/18)
    • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 – 17.5 lb. bag
        • Best by dates range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020
  • Nutrisca (11/2/18)
    • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
      • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4 lb. bag
      • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 – 15 lb. bag
      • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28 lb. bag
        • Best by date range: February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020


FDA scientists have evaluated samples of some of these products, and State and private lab test results indicate that the food contained as much as approximately 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D. Consuming food with such high levels of vitamin D is potentially toxic to dogs and in severe cases may lead to kidney failure and/or death. On December 18, 2018, Sunshine Mills, Inc. voluntarily recalled certain lots of Old Glory dog food, which contained approximately three times the intended amount of vitamin D. FDA determined that this lower, but still elevated level of vitamin D is not an acute health hazard that would qualify as a Class I recall. Therefore, the firm is not issuing its own public notification about the recall.

Food and Drug Administration Website
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm627485.htm

Consumers and veterinarians alike may report suspected illness though the Safety Reporting Portal  or may contact their individual state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. 

Questions? Please read How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

To learn more about this recall visit FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

To stay stay informed on this recall and others go to Recalls & Withdrawals at the website of the Food and Drug administration.



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