Just a few weeks after Midwestern Pet Foods received a warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and issued a voluntary recall of some of its SPORTMiX dog foods, there has been another recall in the world of dog food.
According to Exciting, Fromm Family Foods is recalling its Fromm Shredded Entrée canned dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin D. This recall is relatively small, but important for two reasons.
First, the product was sold nationwide at neighborhood pet stores, which means it can show up anywhere. The second is that vitamin D can be extremely dangerous for dogs, so you don’t want your dog to consume this recalled product.
The problem was discovered during testing
the FDA website reveals that 5,500 boxes of Fromm Shredded Entrée canned dog food were recalled as of October 1. The advisory came after Fromm Family Foods discovered elevated levels of vitamin D in the product during internal testing procedures.
After identifying and isolating the bug, the company implemented corrective actions, in addition to its existing security process, to prevent this from happening again.
Dogs and vitamin D don’t mix
According to the FDA advisory, “Dogs that ingest high levels of vitamin D may experience symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.”
The warning also shared that when dogs consume vitamin D at very high levels, it can lead to serious health problems, including kidney dysfunction. Because most dogs have a fairly homogeneous diet, this recall is of particular concern.
If you are giving this food to your puppy, it is recommended that you stop taking it immediately.
The details of the retreat
All of the recalled Fromm Shredded Entrée canned dog foods were sold in 12-ounce cans with an expiration date of August 2024. Specific products that have been voluntarily recalled are:
- Four-star shredded beef in gravy starter
- Four-star shredded chicken on main course with sauce
- Four-star pulled pork on main course with sauce
- Four-star grated turkey on main course with sauce
If you have purchased any of the recalled canned dog food, you can return it to the store for a full refund. No other Fromm products were affected by this recall.
Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported. However, Fromm’s management still determined that it was “prudent to take these four lots out of distribution” just to be safe.
Consumers with questions can contact Fromm Family Foods at 1-800-325-6331 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time). Or they can send an email [email protected]