Recall: Dog food may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D

dog food recall packaging
Sunshine Mills recalled dog food packaging. Source: US Food and Drug Administration

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is voluntarily issuing a recall of some Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

14 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00862-0
28 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00863-7
40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10566-0
40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10564-0
3.5 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00873-6
16 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00874-3
30 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC 0-73657-00875-0

 

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. Click here for example product packaging photos.

According to today’s recall notice from Sunshine Mills, 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.

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Consumers with dogs that have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled products were distributed in retail stores across the United States.
Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by the recall should dispose of them or return to the retailer for a full refund.

There are no other Evolve®, Sportsman’s Pride® or Triumph® products affected by this recall according to the company.

Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service for additional information by calling (800) 705-2111 from 7am to 4pm Central Time, Monday through Friday, or via email to customer.service@sunshinemills.com.

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