November 29, 2018 — ELM Pet Foods, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain products of Elm Dog Food because the products could contain elevated levels of vitamin D, which can cause serious health issues.
The recall includes products manufactured between February 25, 2018 and October 31, 2018 with the following “Best By” dates:
- 3lb Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
Size: 3-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22507-8
TD2 26 FEB 2019
TE1 30 APR 2019
TD1 5 SEP 2019
TD2 5 SEP 2019
- Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
Size: 28-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22513-9
TB3 6 APR 2019
TA1 2 JULY 2019
TI1 2 JULY 2019
- Elm K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
Size: 40-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22522-9
TB3 14 Sep 2019
TA2 22 Sep 2019
TB2 11 Oct 2019
Consumers, who have purchased the specific product above, during these dates, should stop feeding it to their dogs.
Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.
All Bags in the recall are yellow with the Elm Pet Foods Tag on the front of the bag and have a silhouette of a chicken at the bottom of the front side of the bag.
Consumers can check the lot codes on the back of the bag at the bottom center on the 3-lb bags and in the center of the back of the bag on the 28-lb bags.
The 40-lb bag lot numbers can be found on the bottom right of the back of the bag.
No other ELM Pet Foods products are impacted.
This is a voluntary recall and is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Where Was the Product Sold?
Lot codes in this voluntary recall were distributed in the following states:
- New Jersey
About Elevated Vitamin D
Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D 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.
Consumers with dogs who have consumed the product listed above are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.
What to Do?
If consumers have questions or would like a refund they should call ELM Pet Foods at 800-705-2111 from 8 AM to 5 PM ET Monday through Friday or by email at [email protected]
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.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.