Affected products shipped to pet stores nationwide
More than 5,000 cases of dog food shipped nationwide are being recalled because of potentially high levels of vitamin D.
From Family Foods has issued a voluntary recall for four lots of its From Shredded Can Entree dog food that could potentially cause “adverse reactions in all dog sizes,” posted on the US Food and Drug Administration’s website According to a notice given.
The affected dog food — which was distributed to pet stores nationwide — was packaged in 12-oz. Best cans to date as of August 2024.
The company said it initiated the recall after an internal analysis indicated that the products may contain elevated levels of vitamin D.
“We have identified and isolated the error, and in addition to our existing safety procedures, we have taken corrective action to prevent it from happening again,” From Family Foods said in its recall notice.
According to the notice, dogs that have consumed food containing high levels of vitamin D may experience vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive salivation and weight loss.
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The notice states that when consumed in very high amounts, dogs can suffer from serious health problems, including kidney dysfunction.
To date, the company has received no reports of any illnesses or injuries related to the recalled product, “although Fromm management has determined that it is prudent to take these four lots out of distribution,” the company said.
If a dog has consumed affected products and is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, owners should contact their veterinarian, according to the recall.