Purina expands dog food recall in US over vitamin D concern

Nestlé Purina is expanding its voluntary recall of some dog foods prescribed for pets with food allergies in the United States because health officials say they can lead to vitamin D toxicity.

Purina Pro Plan veterinary food Elemental dry dog ​​food was recalled again Friday due to a supplier error that led to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D in two additional batches of products, which predate production dates for the previously pulled pieces, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. .

The original announcement was made on February 8, 2023.

None of the other Purina pet care products are affected.
Eight pound bags of Purina Pro Plan and 20 pounds of Purina Pro Plan veterinary food should be discarded.

  • UPC Codes: 38100 19190 (8 lb bag), 38100 19192 (20 lb bag)
  • Production codes (first 8 characters): 1082 2213 (new); 1082 2214 (new); 2249 1082; 2250 1082; 2276 1082; 2277 1082; 2290 1082; 2360 1082; 2361 and 1082

The FDA stated on March 10, 2023 that certain Purina Pro Plan EL veterinary foods have been recalled because they may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

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The recall expansion comes after an investigation by Purina revealed new information about a production error from a US supplier that was made only for this specific formulation and resulted in potentially elevated vitamin D levels, the FDA said in its report.

Side effects of vitamin D toxicity can include weight loss, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and renal (kidney) dysfunction. Pet owners should contact their vet if their dog develops these signs while on this diet.
The dry food for affected dogs was distributed throughout the United States by prescription only through Veterinary Clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals and other select retailers with the ability to validate the prescription.
Pet owners who have purchased the product are asked to immediately stop feeding it and toss it away in a container where other animals, including wild animals, cannot get it. The FDA report says that veterinary and other retail partners must “remove and destroy the affected product from their inventory.”
For more information about a refund, Purina advised consumers to contact the company at 1-800-345-5678 or via email.