Purina Recalled Dog Food Over Vitamin D Levels

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Due to concerns over high vitamin D levels, Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Nestle expanded its voluntary recall of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental prescription dry dog food.

Two more product batches had possibly increased vitamin D levels due to a supplier mistake. No other Purina pet products are impacted.

According to the FDA, the two additional product lots were produced before the previously recalled lots.

The current recall includes lot Nos. 2213 1082 and 2214 1082, UPC codes 38100 19190 (for 8-pound packages) and 38100 19192. (for 20-pound bags).

The FDA expanded after Purina's inquiry revealed a U.S. supplier's production fault that caused possibly increased Vitamin D levels in this mix.

The problematic dry dog chow was sold exclusively by prescription through veterinarian clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select merchants.

Pet owners who bought bags of the product described above should stop feeding and put it away in a receptacle where other animals, especially wildlife, can't reach it.

Owners should consult a vet if their dog has weight loss, excessive drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, or urination while on this diet.

Veterinary and other retailers should remove and discard the implicated merchandise.

Customers can call 1-800-345-5678 or email Purina Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm CST for refund inquiries or assistance.

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