Usually when a Canada-wide recall is issued, it's on a food product that specifically affects humans. We've already been dealing with quite a few recalls on fresh produce lately, so really, how much worse could it get?
TL;DR The FDA has just issued a recall on eight dog food brands, with one brand distributing kibble across Canada. The dog food contains 70 times the suggested amount of vitamin D, which could lead to death. The "best before" dates on these recalled kibbles range from November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019. A detailed list of the affected brands is below.
Well, now you have to worry about your four-legged companion as well, because even their food is subject to a recall now.
Eight dog food brands have just been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with one brand being sold across Canada. The recalled kibble has been tested and confirmed to contain as much as 70 times the appropriate level of vitamin D.
If too much of this vitamin is ingested, your dog could experience dangerous symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, kidney failure, weight loss and, in the worst cases, even death.
The brands that are currently affected by this recall are:
ELM Pet Foods Inc.
Lidl (Orlando brand)
Sunshine Mills Inc.
Natural Life Pet Products
Sunshine Mills Inc. sells kibble products to Canadians. The recalled dog food is:
Evolve Chicken and Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food - 14lb. and 18lb. bag
Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food - 40lb. bag
Triumph Chicken and Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food - 3.5lb, 16lb. and 30lb. bag
The "best before" dates on these bags are November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019. If you have been feeding your dog one of these brands of kibble, visit your veterinarian immediately.
The dog food has been distributed across Canada, but since it's not a regulated commodity in the country, the CFIA does not hold recall authority.
The FDA is urging dog owners to stop feeding these dog foods to their animals. An investigation is ongoing and there is potential for further recalls in the future.
Stay tuned for more information on food recalls in Canada.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.