An Urgent Recall Has Been Issued Across Canada For A Dog Food Brand With Deadly Levels Of Vitamin D

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?

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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.

Via Global News

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:

  • Ahold Delhaize
  • ELM Pet Foods Inc.
  • Kroger
  • Lidl (Orlando brand)
  • ANF Inc.
  • Sunshine Mills Inc.
  • Natural Life Pet Products
  • Nutrisca

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.