SUNSHINE MILLS, INC. ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DRY DOG FOOD DUE TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS OF VITAMIN D

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East County News Service 

December 1, 2018 (San Diego) - Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure and other serious health harm to dogs. The recalled products are:

14 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-73657-00862-0

28 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-73657-00863-7

40 LB Sportsman's Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-70155-10566-0

40 LB Sportsman's Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-70155-10564-0

3.5 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-73657-00873-6

16 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC: 0-73657-00874-3

30 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Bag UPC 0-73657-00875-0

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above.  Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.  Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.  

Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian. 

Bags affected have a Best Buy Date Code of November 1, 2018 through November 8, 2019.  The Best Buy Code can be located on the back of each bag.

The above 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.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

There are no other Evolve®, Sportsman’s Pride® or Triumph® products affected by this recall. 

Consumers 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 for additional information.

View photos of all recalled products at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm626746.htm

This is a voluntary recall being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.