Sunshine Mills expands recall of puppy, dog foods

The recalled dog food 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.

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Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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

The recalled dog food 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.

  • 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

Effects of elevated vitamin D on dogs

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

There are no other Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride or Triumph products affected by this recall.

Sunshine Mills recalls Abound dog food for Vitamin D

Sunshine Mills voluntarily recalled certain dog food products due to potential elevated levels of vitamin D. Harris Teeter has removed the recalled products from its shelves.

  • Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food, 4lb, UPC 0001111083556
  • Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food, 14lb, UPC 0001111083573    

Dogs consuming elevated levels of Vitamin D could exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

Other recent recalls related to excess vitamin D

Lidl recalled Orlando grain-free dog food for Vitamin D - November 23, 2018

The recalled products consist of the following lot numbers manufactured between March 3, 2018, and May 15, 2018.

Natural Life Pet Products expands dry dog food recall - November 13, 2018

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

Nutrisca recalls dry dog food for elevated vitamin D - November 5, 2018

Nutrisca became aware of the elevated levels of vitamin D after receiving complaints from three pet owners of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the product.

Natural Life Pet Products recalls dry food for vitamin D - November 5, 2018

Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA is voluntarily recalling our Chicken and Potato dry dog food due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.

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