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Massive Dog Food Recall Over Toxic Vitamin D Levels

  • 7 December 2018
  • Author: Miranda
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Massive Dog Food Recall Over Toxic Vitamin D Levels

Multiple brands of dog food are being recalled over elevated levels of vitamin D.

Elm Pet Foods and ANF are the latest dog food makers recalling products because of toxic levels of vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure at high enough levels.

Similar recalls have been issued by Sunshine Mills Inc., Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca over the last month.

Elm and others companies urge consumers to either dispose of or return several types of chicken and chickpea recipe dog food.

Dog owners whose pets have eaten the recalled food are urged to contact their veterinarian.

Symptoms of vitamin D toxicity include vomiting, weight loss, increased urination and excessive thirst.

Affected brands are:

Nutrisca

• 4-pound Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 8-84244-12495-7

• 15-pound Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 8-84244-12795-8

• 28-pound Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 8-84244-12895-5

Bags affected have a Best By Date code of Feb. 25, 2020, through Sept. 13, 2020. The "Best By Date" code can be found on the back or bottom of each bag.

The products were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

Natural Life Pet Products

• 17.5-pound Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-12344-08175-1

Bags affected have a Best By Date code of Dec. 4, 2019, through August 10, 2020. The Best By Date code can be found on the back or bottom of each bag.

The products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and California.

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

• 14-pound Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-73657-00862-0

• 28-pound Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-73657-00863-7

• 40-pound Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-70155-10566-0

• 40-pound Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-70155-10564-0

• 3.5-pound Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-73657-00873-6

• 16-pound Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 0-73657-00874-3

• 30-pound Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC 0-73657-00875-0

Bags affected have a Best Buy Date Code of Nov. 1, 2018, through Nov. 8, 2019. The Best Buy Date Code can be located on the back of each bag.

The above products were distributed in retail stores within the United States as well as some export distributors in Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Israel, Canada and South Korea.

ANF, Inc.

• 3-kilogram ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 9097231622; best by date of Nov. 23, 2019

• 7.5-kilogram ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag; UPC: 9097203300; best by date of Nov. 20, 2019

The above products were distributed in retail stores within Puerto Rico.

ELM Pet Foods, Inc.

The recall includes Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food. All bags in the Elm recall are yellow with the Elm Pet Foods Tag on the front of the bag and have a silhouette of a chicken at the bottom of the front side of the bag.

• 3-pound Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe; UPC 0-70155-22507-8

• Lot numbers: TD2 26 FEB 2019; TE1 30 APR 2019; TD1 5 SEP 2019; TD2 5 SEP 2019

• 28-pound Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe; UPC 0-70155-22513-9

• Lot numbers: TB3 6 APR 2019; TA1 2 JULY 2019; TI1 2 JULY 2019

• 40-pound Elm K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe; UPC 0-70155-22522-9

• Lot numbers: TB3 14 Sep 2019; TA2 22 Sep 2019; TB2 11 Oct 2019

Lot codes in the Elm recall were distributed in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Orlando brand sold at Lidl

In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl recalled specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food.

The recalled products consist of the following lot numbers manufactured between March 3, 2018, and May 15, 2018: TI1 3 Mar 2019; TB2 21 Mar 2019; TB3 21 Mar 2019; TA2 19 Apr 2019; TB1 15 May 2019; TB2 15 May 2019.

Lidl has more than 50 stores across seven East Coast states.

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source: WDSU

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