3.26.19

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Their Pets Three Lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products Raw Dog Food Due to Salmonella

Fast Facts

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets three lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. The codes for each product are listed in the second group of numbers below the barcode on the package. These products are as follows.

    • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5309(11)181019, manufactured on October 19, 2018

    • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5375(11)181106, manufactured on November 11, 2018

    • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5339(11)181026, manufactured on October 26, 2018

  • If you have these lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Food, throw them away.

  • The FDA is issuing this alert because these three lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products raw dog food represent a serious threat to human and animal health and are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they contain Salmonella.

  • Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their health care providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella infection.

3.20.19

HILL’S Voluntary Canned Dog Food Recall

Locate affected U.S. products in the table below

If your SKU, Date & Lot codes are found in the U.S. list below, you have an affected product and should stop feeding it and should return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 3384

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T10

102020T25

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 3389

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T04

102020T10

102020T19

102020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz

SKU Number 3390

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T11

112020T23

122020T07

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz

SKU Number 5403

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T17

112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7006

Date Code / Lot Code

112020T19

112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7008

Date Code / Lot Code

092020T30

102020T07

102020T11

112020T22

112020T23

Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7009

Date Code / Lot Code

112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7010

102020T10

102020T11

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7017

Date Code / Lot Code

092020T30

102020T11

102020T12

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7018

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T04

112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10086

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T05

102020T26

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10129

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T04

102020T21

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10423

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T17

102020T19

112020T04

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10509

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T05

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz

SKU Number 4969

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T18

Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU Number 7036

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T12

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7037

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T13

102020T14

112020T23

112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7038

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T06

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7040

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7048

Date Code / Lot Code

112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7055

Date Code / Lot Code

092020T31

102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7056

Date Code / Lot Code

092020T31

112020T20

112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU Number 7057

Date Code / Lot Code

112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU Number 10452

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T14

102020T21

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU Number 10763

Date Code / Lot Code

102020T04

102020T05

112020T11

2.1.19

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs 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. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide.  No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund.   For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels.  Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error. 

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products.  Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients.  In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients. 

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com.  Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist

This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website.  If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

SKU Number

SKU Number

Lot Code and Date Code

Lot Code and Date Code

Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 3384

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T10 102020T25

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 3389

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T04 102020T10 102020T19 102020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz

SKU Number 3390

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T11 112020T23 122020T07

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz

SKU Number 5403

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T17 112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7006

Lot Code/Date Code

112020T19 112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7008

Lot Code/Date Code

092020T30 102020T07 102020T11 112020T22 112020T23

Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7009

Lot Code/Date Code

112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7010

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T10 102020T11

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7017

Lot Code/Date Code

092020T30 102020T11 102020T12

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz

SKU Number 7018

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T04 112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10086

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T05 102020T26

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10129

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T04 102020T21

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10423

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T17 102020T19 112020T04

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU Number 10509

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T05

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz

SKU Number 4969

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T18

Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU Number 7036

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T12

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7037

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T13 102020T14 112020T23 112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7038

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T06

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7040

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7048

Lot Code/Date Code

112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7055

Lot Code/Date Code

092020T31 102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU Number 7056

Lot Code/Date Code

092020T31 112020T20 112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU Number 7057

Lot Code/Date Code

112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU Number 10452

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T14 102020T21

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU Number 10763

Lot Code/Date Code

102020T04 102020T05 112020T11

Click here for original report from FDA

12.11.18

Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D Discovered in Several More Dog Food Brands

The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.

Testing found that samples of the affected foods contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.

Very high levels of vitamin D can cause serious health problemsin dogs, such as kidney failure or death.

Veterinarians should be aware that vitamin D toxicity may present as hypercalcemia, similar to dogs that have consumed a rodent killer.

At this time, the only pet products that are affected by this recall are foods made for dogs.

About Vitamin D Toxicity

Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death.

Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.

What Caused the Recalls?

The FDA has become aware of reports of vitamin D toxicity in dogs that ate dry dog food produced by the same manufacturer and marketed under several different brand names.

The FDA is working with the manufacturer to provide a comprehensive list of affected brands.

Important Warning

This is a developing situation. Additional recalls may be announced.

The Dog Food Advisor will update this page as the FDA makes further information available.

UPDATED: What Brands Are Recalled?

This is a developing situation and this list may not be complete.

The list of recalled dry dog food products provided to the FDA include:

Ahold Delhaize (company has not issued press release)

  • Ahold Delhaize (company has not issued recall bulletin)

    • Nature's Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
      Size: 14-lb bag
      UPC: 068826718472
      All lot codes

    • Nature's Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
      Size: 28-lb bag
      UPC: 068826718471 - 28 lb. bag
      All lot codes

    • Nature's Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
      Size: 4-lb bag
      UPC: 068826718473
      All lot codes

    • Nature's Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
      Size: 5-lb bag
      UPC: 72543998959
      All lot codes

    • Nature's Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
      Size: 15-lb bag
      UPC: 72543998960
      All lot codes

  • Kroger (12/5/18)

    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      Size: 4-lb bag
      UPC: 11110-83556
      All lot codes

  • King Soopers (12/5/18)

    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      Size: 4-lb bag
      UPC 11110-83556
      All lot codes

    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      Size: 14-lb bag
      UPC 11110-83573
      All lot codes

    • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
      Size: 24-lb bag
      UPC 11110-89076
      All lot codes

  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)

    • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
      Size: 3-lb bag
      UPC 0-70155-22507-8
      D2 26 FEB 2019
      TE1 30 APR 2019
      TD1 5 SEP 2019
      TD2 5 SEP 2019

    • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
      Size: 28-lb bag
      UPC 0-70155-22513-9
      TB3 6 APR 2019
      TA1 2 JULY 2019
      TI1 2 JULY 2019

    • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
      Size: 40-lb bag
      UPC 0-70155-22522-9
      TB3 14 Sep 2019
      TA2 22 Sep 2019
      TB2 11 Oct 2019

  • ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)

    • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
      Size: 3-kg bag
      UPC 9097231622
      Best by Nov 23 2019

    • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
      Size: 7.5 kg bag
      UPC 9097203300 - 7.5 kg bag
      Best by Nov 20 2019

  • Sunshine Mills, Inc. (11/27/18)

    • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
      Size: 14-lb bag
      UPC 0-73657-00862-0

    • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
      Size: 28-lb bag
      UPC 0-73657-00863-7

    • Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
      Size: 40-lb bag
      UPC 0-70155-10566-0

    • Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
      Size: 40-lb bag
      UPC 0-70155-10564-0

    • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
      Size: 3.5 lb bag
      UPC 0-73657-00873-6

    • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
      Size: 16-lb bag
      UPC 0-73657-00874-3

    • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
      Size: 30-lb bag
      UPC 0-73657-00875-0

  • Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)

    • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
      Lidl product number 215662
      TI1 3 Mar 2019
      TB2 21 Mar 2019
      TB3 21 Mar 2019
      TA2 19 Apr 2019
      TB1 15 May 2019
      TB2 15 May 2019

  • Natural Life Pet Products (11/2/18 expanded 11/9/18)

    • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
      Size: 17.5-lb bag
      UPC 0-12344-08175-1
      Best by dates: December 4, 2019 thru August 10, 2020

  • Nutrisca (11/2/18)

    • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
      Size: 4-lb bag
      UPC 8-84244-12495-7
      Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

    • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
      Size: 15-lb bag
      UPC 8-84244-12795-8
      Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

    • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
      Size:
      UPC 8-84244-12895-5 - 28 lb. bag
      Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

What to Do?

Pet owners should stop feeding the recalled products.

The FDA is asking veterinarians who suspect vitamin D toxicity in their patients to report them through the Safety Reporting Portalor by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

Pet owners can also report suspected cases to the FDA.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.