Fromm Dog Food Recalled Due to High Levels of Vitamin D

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October 1, 2021 — Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wisconsin, is recalling approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Shredded Entrée wet dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

What’s Being Recalled?

The following 4 products are affected by this recall.

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Product Lot Numbers and Best By Dates

Products are packaged in 12 ounce cans with Best By Date 08/2024. A full list of affected products is below:

  • Four-Star SHREDDED BEEF IN GRAVY ENTRÉE food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11877
    12 oz. per can
    UPC 7270511876
    Best By Date 082024
  • Four-Star SHREDDED CHICKEN IN GRAVY ENTRÉE food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11881
    12 oz. per can
    UPC 7270511880
    Best By Date 082024
  • Four-Star SHREDDED PORK IN GRAVY ENTRÉE food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11879
    12 oz. per can
    UPC 7270511878
    Best By Date 082024
  • Four-Star SHREDDED TURKEY IN GRAVY ENTRÉE food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11883
    12 oz. per can
    UPC 7270511882
    Best By Date 082024

There are no other Fromm products affected by this recall.

About the Recall

Recalled products were distributed nationwide at neighborhood pet stores.

Potential adverse reactions could occur in all size dogs. No reports of illness or injury have been reported from consumers to date.

However, Fromm management has determined it is prudent to pull these four lots out of distribution.

Fromm Company Statement

“The recall was initiated after we discovered, through our own analysis, that these products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

“We have identified and isolated the error, and in addition to our existing safety process, we have put corrective actions into place to prevent this from happening again.”

This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Vitamin D Toxicity

According to the Food and Drug Administration:

“…extremely high levels of vitamin D can cause serious health problems. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, so unlike water-soluble vitamins, when a dog… gets too much, the excess is not rapidly excreted in his or her urine. Instead, it’s stored in fat tissue and the liver. Excessive vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and even death.”

According to the FDA recall bulletin:

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 who have dogs that have consumed any of the affected products and are exhibiting these symptoms should contact their veterinarian.

What to Do?

Consumers should stop feeding the affected products to their dogs.

Consumers who have purchased Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée canned dog food are urged to return the product to their retailer.

Consumers with questions are invited to contact the company at 1-800-325-6331 from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Central Time. Or they may contact Fromm 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 the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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