The most recent dog food recall is from Fromm Family Foods, despite having nothing to do with the salmonella or aflatoxins that were behind numerous recalls earlier this year. This time the dog food is being recalled as it may have higher levels of vitamin D than expected, which can lead to health problems, including kidney problems.
The recall includes around 5,500 boxes of Fromm’s Four Star Shredded Entrée canned food, the announcement shows. These cans were distributed to pet stores in the United States; They are packed in 12-ounce cans and have the best before date “08/2024”. Specific products affected by the recall include shredded turkey, pork, chicken, and beef.
The company is voluntarily recalling these canned dog food cases after its analysis reveals potentially high levels of vitamin D. Dogs who consume too much of this vitamin can experience symptoms such as weight loss, increased thirst, increased drooling, and more. Very high vitamin D levels can lead to serious health problems.
Anyone who has purchased any of these recalled products should monitor their dog for symptoms and see a veterinarian if their dog shows any. Fortunately, the company has not received any reports of problems in dogs due to the canned food.
The company says it fixed the problem that led to the high vitamin levels so it doesn’t happen again. Consumers who have purchased any of these recalled cans of dog food are encouraged to return the product unused for a refund. Full identification details for the recalled lots can be found in the recall notice on the FDA website.