Purina expands prescription dog food recall
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Nestlé Purina is expanding its recall of specialty dog food after more bags were found to have potentially toxic levels of vitamin D.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company in February issued a voluntary recall for select lots of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental prescription dry dog food after at least two dogs showed symptoms of vitamin D toxicity after eating the food.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but elevated levels can cause health issues including vomiting and kidney problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
The original recall covered 8-pound bags of dog food, all with UPC code 38100 19190, and 20-pound bags of food with UPC code 38100 19192.
Nestlé Purina now says a supplier error resulted in potentially high levels of vitamin D in two additional product lots. The affected products are:
|Product||UPC Code||Production Code
(*First 8 characters equal to)
|Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) 8 lb. and 20 lb. bags||38100 19190 – 8 lb
38100 19192 – 20 lb
2213 1082 (NEW)
2214 1082 (NEW)
Anyone who purchased the food should immediately stop use and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can get to it.
Pet owners can contact Purina by phone Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 pm CST at 1-800-345-5678 or via email at https://www.purina.com/contact- us for questions or help to get a refund.