February Pet Food Recalls

February Pet Food Recalls

Feb 07, 2019Andrew Kim

At Healthy Spot, we know that your dogs and cats are more than just pets, they’re family. That’s why we’re committed to provide monthly updates on pet food recalls, warnings or additional product information on all pet products, including updates from brands that we may or may not carry. It’s our mission to inspire healthy pet lifestyles and we hope by reporting on these pet product updates, you feel confident you are treating your pet the very best.

Salmonella Bacteria Found in Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw

On January 28, 2019, The Minnesota Department of Agriculture released a recall statement after testing product samples from Woody’s Pet Food Deli and having it test positive for Salmonella contamination.

The specific recipe recalled is Woody’s raw turkey recipe with the Use by Dates 1/10/2020, 1/12/2020/ and 1/15/2020. The sampling of this pet food brand occurred after the Minnesota Department of Health identified a human case of Salmonella linked to this pet food brand. The person affected revealed that the raw turkey recipe by Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw was being fed to their pet in their household. Their pet also tested positive for Salmonella.

Even though we do not carry Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw at any Healthy Spot locations, we highly advise you to dispose of it or return it to the original place of purchase if you have recently bought the raw turkey recipe for your pet. For full details about this recall, click HERE.

Elevated Levels of Vitamin D Detected in Multiple Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recipes

On January 31, 2019, Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalled two of their canned dog food recipes due to potentially high levels of vitamin D. On March 20, 2019, they extended their recall to a wider variety of their products due to more testing.  

The canned food recipes under investigation are Hill’s Pet Nutrition Prescription Diet and Science Diet Dog Food. See the full list of the affected lots HERE. The brand issued this recall after receiving a complaint from someone in the United States about their dog showing signs of elevated levels of Vitamin D. This initiated a testing of these recipes and Hill’s Pet Nutrition was able to confirm high levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

High levels of vitamin D can cause nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, increased urination, increased thirst, excessive drooling and/or weight loss due to the build-up of calcium. Recovery is expected after discontinuing to feed the contaminated product, but it is still recommended to take your pet to a veterinarian for a complete diagnosis to make sure they are completely safe.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has reassured their customers that they have isolated this contamination and have required their supplier to provide further testing of their ingredients before releasing to their third-party vendors. Additionally, the pet food brand will be implementing additional testing on the ingredients they receive. To read more about this voluntarily recall, click HERE.

If you have any additional questions, please email us at help@healthyspot.com.

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