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Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride And Triumph Dry Dog Foods Recalled Due To Elevated Levels Of Vitamin D

Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride And Triumph Dry Dog Foods Recalled Due To Elevated Levels Of Vitamin D

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

When consumed at very high levels, Vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs.

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Company: Sunshine Mills, Inc. of Red Bay, Alabama


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Brands: 

  • Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride®  and Triumph®

Recalled products:

Here is the information on the recalled products:

  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
    Size: 14-pound bag
    UPC: 0-73657-00862-0
  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
    Size: 28-pound bag
    UPC: 0-73657-00863-7
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    Size: 40-pound bag
    UPC: 0-70155-10566-0
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    Size: 40-pound bag
    UPC: 0-70155-10564-0
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    Size: 3.5 pound bag
    UPC: 0-73657-00873-6
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    Size: 16-pound bag
    UPC: 0-73657-00874-3
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    Size: 30-pound bag
    UPC 0-73657-00875-0

Why recalled? due to elevated levels of vitamin D

Note:

  • This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.
  • No other Evolve®, Sportsman’s Pride® or Triumph® products are affected by this recall.
  • These recalled products were distributed in retail stores within the United States as well as some export distributors in Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Israel, Canada, and South Korea.
  • The recalled products have the ‘Best Buy Date Code’ of November 1, 2018, through November 8, 2019, which is located on the back of each bag.

What to do?

  • If you have purchased any of the above-affected products you should dispose of them or return them to the retailer for a full refund.
  • If you have any questions regarding this recall you may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.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.

About High levels of Vitamin D:

  • When consumed at very high levels, Vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
  • Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may show symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

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