Recall Word Red Stamp Defective Product Fix Repair
As of March 18, 2016, Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wisconsin announced a voluntary dog food recall of three of its products. After a careful analysis, conducted by the company itself, Fromm discovered that the three products in question contain elevated levels of vitamin D.

Recalled Products

  1. Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food in 12 oz. cans

Can case code: #11893

Individual can UPC: 72705 11892

  1. Fromm Gold Chicken & Duck

Can case code: #11895

Individual can UPC: 72705 11894

  1. Fromm Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate

Can case code: #11891

Individual UPC: 72705 11890

These products in question were shipped to distributors between December 2015 and February 2016. No other Fromm products are affected in this recall.

About the Dog Food Recall

This dog food recall is being conducted in an abundance of caution. Fromm advises that the recalled food does not contain the recommended levels of vitamins and minerals, specifically containing an excess of vitamin D. The company advises to look for symptoms in your dog only in situations where an affected product is the only food that the dog has eaten for an extended period of time. In this case, look for a decrease in appetite. Although no health problems have been reported at this time, Fromm has recommended to not feed your dog the foods that have been recalled. Fromm has notified the FDA and encouraged them to share the details of the recall with consumers.

About Vitamin D Toxicity

According to PetMD, dogs of all ages are susceptible to vitamin D toxicity, but young dogs have a higher risk. Although vitamin D toxicity usually happens when a dog eats a rodent killer, an excess of vitamin D in the diet can also cause symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Dark, bloody feces
  • Blood in vomit
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive drooling

It is unlikely that your dog will experience symptoms unless they consumed the affected product for a long period of time. As mentioned, if this is the case, monitor your dog for these symptoms.

What to Do

If you have one of the foods in question, stop feeding it to your dog. Fromm advises you to return the product where it was purchased for a full refund. If you have questions regarding the recall, contact Fromm Family Pet Foods at 800-325-6331.