Last year, Pet food manufacturer Blue Buffalo announced a voluntary recall of specific production runs of their Wilderness Chicken – Dog, Basics Salmon – Dog, and Large Breed Adult Dog products. The recall resulted from the company’s discovery that increased levels of Vitamin D — above those of the product specifications — may have carried over into specific lots of these products because of an ingredient supplier error.
The lots affected are:
Blue Wilderness Chicken (Dog) — Bag size of 4.5 lb., 11 lb., or 24 lb., with Best Used By Dates of JUL1211B, JUL1311B, JUL2611Z, JUL2711Z, or JUL2811Z
Blue Basics Salmon (Dog) — Bag size of 11 lb., or 24 lb., with Best Used By Dates of AUG2111B or AUG2211B
Blue Large Breed Adult Chicken — Bag size of 30 lb., with Best Used By Dates of SEP 22 11 P, SEP 23 11 P, or OCT 26 11 P
A very small percentage of canines are sensitive to higher levels of Vitamin D
although increased Vitamin D does not present a serious health risk in the majority of dogs. In their statement, Blue Buffalo urged owners to watch for symptoms of an adverse reaction. These symptoms include excessive water intake and/or excessive urination, and sometimes vomiting. Owners of dogs showing any adverse reaction to recalled products should bring them to the veterinarian, and Blue Buffalo will reimburse any veterinary or testing expenses related to illness caused by these products.
In addition to the voluntary recall, all products with the questionable manufacturing dates will be removed from retailer’s shelves. Owners with any products with the codes above should "stop feeding" them immediately. You may call Blue Buffalo at 1-877-523-9114 to arrange for return of the product and reimbursement.”
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