Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wisconsin, recently issued a recall related to some of its canned food recipes. The brand has only had one other recall, which was in 2016 for a similar issue.
The company voluntarily recalled about 5,500 cases of canned dog food due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. If you have any of these cans, Fromm urges you to stop serving them to your dog right away. While Vitamin D is healthy for dogs, high amounts can provide unexpected risks.
Which Products Were Recalled?
Fromm recalled four different flavors of their Shredded can Entrée dog food. All of the products were 12-ounce cans with an expiration date of 08/2024. Each case has 12 cans in it.
The following products were recalled:
- Four-Star Shredded Beef in Gravy Entrée
- UPC: 7270511876
- Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée
- UPC: 7270511880
- Four-Star Shredded Pork in Gravy Entrée
- UPC: 7270511878
- Four-Star Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée
- UPC: 7270511882
No other formulas were affected by this recall. Fromm announced that they have since identified the error and added corrective actions on top of their existing safety process to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Risks of Too Much Vitamin D
No injuries or illnesses have been reported in this recall, but dogs of all sizes could be affected. The packages have been pulled out of distribution, but some cans could have already been purchased by dog parents.
Dogs who consume too much Vitamin D could experience vomiting, loss of appetite, excessive drooling, weight loss, increased thirst, or increased urination. At drastically high levels, dogs could be at risk of severe health problems, such as kidney failure.
If your dog eats this food and experiences unusual symptoms, contact your vet immediately. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bone growth, but too much of any vitamins and minerals can be dangerous for canines. So, it’s always better to be safe than sorry in these situations.
What to Do with Affected Cans
The company distributes products to pet supply stores nationwide. If you purchased one of the recalled items, stop feeding it to your dog right away. You can return the affected cans to the place you bought them from for a full refund. Retailers have already been notified to take the products off the shelves.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this recall, you can call Fromm Family Foods at 1-800-325-6331 any time Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Central Time. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.