Fromm Recalls Canned Dog Food Due to High Vitamin D

Fromm-Dog-Food-RecallFromm Pet Food President Tom Nieman recently announced on the company’s website that the company is voluntarily recalling select cans of Gold canned dog food for the following reasons:

“Fromm Family Pet Food has discovered through our own analysis that 12 oz. cans of our new Gold canned dog food pates do not contain recommended levels of vitamins and minerals. They may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. We are recalling these products out of an abundance of caution.

The impact of the excess Vitamin D should be seen only when dogs have eaten these products as their exclusive meals for an extended period of time. We would expect to see a reduction in appetite. We have not received any reports of this or any other health problems, but recommend that you not feed these products to your dog if you have of the following 12 oz. cans:

  • 12 oz. Gold Chicken Pate Dog can case code#11893, individual can upc : 72705 11892
  • 12 oz. Gold Chicken & Duck can case code #11895, individual can upc: 72705 11894
  • 12 oz. Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate can case code #11891, individual can upc: 72705 11890

These cans were shipped to distributors during the limited time frame from December 2015 through February 2016. If you have any of the above cans, please return them to the place of purchase or any authorized Fromm Retailer for return to Fromm Family Foods. To find an Authorized Fromm Retailer near you, please visit frommfamily.com/retailers or call (800) 325-6331. There are no other Fromm products affected by this recall, and this effort is being undertaken in coordination with the FDA.

Please see the product labels above to see if any food you have is subject to this recall. If you have any questions, please contact Fromm Family Pet Foods at (800) 325-6331. We very much appreciate your attention to this announcement and, as a family business, look forward to earning your trust every day.”

Purina Recalls Beneful and Pro Plan Dog Foods

Nestlé Purina has announced a volunteer recall of several Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods after it was discovered that they may not contain the recommended vitamins and minerals.Beneful-Dog-Food-Recall

The company made the announcement on Thursday, March 10. They issued a statement explaining why they chose to voluntarily recall the products, and what products are included in that recall.

“We’re pet owners and pet lovers, too,” Purina said in a statement. “For that reason, when we discovered through our own internal quality tests that some of our 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, we took action and voluntarily recalled the product at retail.”

“Although most of the recalled product contains all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs, we recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we’ll issue you a refund,” the statement added. “We’re here to ensure you have the best possible consumer experience, so call us at 1-800-877-7919 with any questions you may have or to request a refund. We know your pet is important to you, and they’re important to us, too.”

The Purina recall includes the products that are labeled with a “Best Before” date range of June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first four digits of 5363 to 6054. The following varieties are included in the recall:

  •  Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
  •  Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
  •  Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (limited to five varieties)

I have a better idea, folks. Do not feed your pets Beneful or ANY PURINA PET FOODS! I have learned from extensive research, news reports, investigative reports from pet food safety advocates such as Truth About Pet Food and the Dog Food Advisor  as well as pet parents who have reached out to me that many pets have become sick or died because of this garbage.

Meanwhile, a dog owner named Frank Lucido filed a lawsuit in California federal court in February 2015 alleging that thousands of dogs became ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food. Two of Lucido’s  dogs got seriously ill and a third died after consuming Beneful.

So I am strongly warning pet parents…be afraid, be very afraid!

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