December 06, 2018

Update: Stores Pull Pet Food Products Due to Recalls

Three stores have pulled Sunshine Mills dog food products from their shelves due to potentially elevated vitamin D levels.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
UPDATE (December 6, 2018)—After a slew of pet food recalls were announced in recent weeks due to potentially elevated vitamin D levels, 3 stores have removed from sale Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills.
 
King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming, have recalled 3 sizes of the product:
4-lb bags: UPC 11110-83556
14-lb bags: UPC 11110-83573
24-lb bags: UPC 11110-89076
 
The Kroger Louisville division, which sells the food in 4-lb bags, has also removed the product from its shelves.
 
All recalled products have Best By dates of November 1, 2018 through November 16, 2019.
 
Customers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

(November 27, 2018) Sunshine Mills is recalling some of its pet food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. The voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA. Earlier this month, 2 other companies announced they were recalling products that contained potentially harmful levels of vitamin D. 

The latest recall affects 14- and 28-lb bags of Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bags of Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food, and Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food in 3.5-, 16-, and 30-lb bags. According to the FDA, the affected UPC numbers are 0-73657-00862-0, 0-73657-00863-7, 0-70155-10566-0, 0-70155-10564-0, 0-73657-00873-6, 0-73657-00874-3, and 0-73657-00875-0.

No other Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, or Triumph brand products are affected by the recall.

The recealled products have a Best Buy Date Code of November 1, 2018 through November 8, 2019. These recalled bags were distributed to retail stores in the United States and sent to distributors in Puerto Rico, Japan, Colombia, Israel, Canada, and South Korea, according to the FDA.

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The FDA is urging consumers to stop feeding the recalled products to their pets. When consumed at very high levels, vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs, including renal dysfunction. 

Dogs that ingest elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Consumers whose dogs have consumed any of the recalled products and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. 

Consumers who have purchased any of the Sunshine Mills products affected by the company’s recall should dispose of or return them to the retailer for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at 800-705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.


Reference

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D [news release]. Silver Spring, MD; November 27, 2018: FDA website. http://www.americanveterinarian.com//link/61. Accessed November 27, 2018.

 

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