March 17, 2017 – Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe, Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, due to elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
Company: Blue Buffalo Company based on Wilton, CT
The recall is limited to one production lot of:
- BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs
- Size: 12.5 ounce can
- UPC Code: 840243101153
- Best-By Date: June 7, 2019; located at the bottom of the can.
Why recalled? Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone.
- Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers.
- No other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue. But there was another voluntary recall this month by the same company.
- This recall was instigated after the FDA advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog, who has now fully recovered.
What to do?
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet has consumed the recalled product and exhibiting the signs mentioned in the section below; Effects of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone
- If you are a Consumer who purchased this recalled product, you are advised to dispose it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
- Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
Or by email at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com
- 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.
Effects of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone:
Elevated levels of this hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss. However, with prolonged consumption, these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing.
Multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating the product with elevated thyroid hormone.
If your pet has consumed this product and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
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