Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall


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Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., has recalled
certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is
recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and
Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods.

While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these
foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of
Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore
chosen to withdraw them.

Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show
signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and
urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and these
symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian.

Only these production runs of the products are involved in this recall:

Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food4.5 1b“Best If Used By JUL2611Z”
“Best If Used By JUL2711Z” &
“Best If Used By JUL2811Z”
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food11 lb“Best If Used By JUL1211B”
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food24 1b“Best If Used By JUL1211B” &
“Best If Used By JUL1311B”
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food11 lb“Best If Used By AUG2111B” &
“Best If Used By AUG2211B”
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food24 lb“Best If Used By AUG2111B”
“Best If Used By SEP2311P” &
“Best If Used By OCT2611P”
Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food30 lb“Best If Used By SEP2211P”
“Best If Used By SEP2311P” &
“Best If Used By OCT2611P”

No other BLUE dry or can pet foods are involved in this recall, and only the specific code dates of these products are involved.

To date there have been 36 cases nationwide of dogs
reported with symptoms consistent with elevated Vitamin D in their
systems while feeding on these specific productions of the products. In
all cases the symptoms have subsided upon discontinuing feeding these
products, with no apparent long term health consequences.

It was learned that a sequencing error
had occurred at the supplier of the dry ingredients for these products.
Immediately before producing the ingredients for these specific
production runs, the supplier had run a product for another customer
that contained a more potent form of Vitamin D used in chicken feeds. It
is now believed that there was some level of carry over of this Vitamin
D product into the ingredients for the specific manufacturing runs of
the BLUE products, thereby increasing the Vitamin D activity to
unacceptable levels.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products being
recalled are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full
refund.