Recalls

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Below is a list of product recalls.  If a product we sold within the specified lot codes has been recalled, we will insert next to the product title (HAPPY HOUNDS) and provide specific instructions on what to do with your product. 

This listing is a courtesy for you as the customer to conveniently find any issues with products you may have purchased in other locations as well as our own.  Please do not bring us any recalled products that you purchased from another store.  Specific instructions are provided for each recall as to what customers should do with products. 

We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep the food you purchase in its bag not only for freshness reasons (dog food bags are designed to keep food fresher) but also for reference to lot codes when a recall occurs.

OCTOBER 2021 RECALLS

Tuffy's Pet Foods is recalling approximately 1,600 cases of

Pure Vita Salmon Entree

NutriSource Pure Vita pet food

Dog Food.

The product may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D, which can cause adverse reactions in dogs of all sizes, including symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

There are no reports of illness or injury to date.

The recalled product -- which comes in a 12.5-oz. TetraPak carton with a lot number between 0629101N1 and 0901101N1 and UPC 0 73893 96202 1 -- has “best by dates” of June 9, 2023, and September 1, 2023. It was shipped to distributors and retail stores within the U.S.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop feeding it to their pets immediately and return it to their retailer for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Tuffy’s Pet Foods at (800) 525-9155 Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CT), or by email a

Fromm Family Foods Voluntarily Recalls Four-Star Shredded Entrée Canned Food For Dogs Due To Elevated Levels Of Vitamin D

MEQUON, WI, (OCTOBER 1, 2021) - FROMM FAMILY FOODS is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Shredded can Entrée dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed below to their dogs.

Potential adverse reactions could occur in all size dogs. No reports of illness or injury have been reported from consumers to date, however Fromm management has determined it is prudent to pull these four lots out of distribution.

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 who have dogs that have consumed any of the affected products and are exhibiting these symptoms should contact their veterinarian.

Affected recalled products were distributed at neighborhood pet stores nationwide. Products are packaged in 12 oz. cans with Best By Date 08/2024. A full list of affected products is below:

Four-Star Shredded Beef in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs
Product Name:
Four-Star Shredded Beef in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs

Net Weight:
12 oz. per can

Single Can UPC:
07270511876

Case of 12 Cans Item Number:
11877

Case of 12 Cans UPC:
072705118779

Affected Best By Date Range:
"Best By 082024"
Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs
Product Name:
Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs

Net Weight:
12 oz. per can

Single Can UPC:
072705118809

Case of 12 Cans Item Number:
11881

Case of 12 Cans UPC:
072705118816

Affected Best By Date Range:
"Best By 082024"
Four-Star Shredded Pork in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs
Product Name:
Four-Star Shredded Pork in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs

Net Weight:
12 oz. per can

Single Can UPC:
072705118786

Case of 12 Cans Item Number:
11879

Case of 12 Cans UPC:
072705118793

Affected Best By Date Range:
"Best By 082024"
Four-Star Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs
Product Name:
Four-Star Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée Food for Dogs

Net Weight:
12 oz. per can

Single Can UPC:
072705118823

Case of 12 Cans Item Number:
11883

Case of 12 Cans UPC:
072705118830

Affected Best By Date Range:
"Best By 082024"

There are no other Fromm products affected by this recall. The recall was initiated after we discovered, through our own analysis, that these products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. We have identified and isolated the error, and in addition to our existing safety process, we have put corrective actions into place to prevent this from happening again.

This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée canned dog food are urged to return the product to your retailer. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-325-6331 from Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, Central Time, or may contact info@frommfamily.com.

AUGUST 2021 RECALLS

Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company recalled approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish dog food due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA advised consumers to immediately stop feeding the products to their pets. Affected Simply Nourish frozen dog food products were distributed at PetSmart stores nationwide. The recall includes products that are packaged in 2lb and 4.5lb packages with the "best by" date ranging from 11/10/2022 to 1/13/2023.

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of vitamin D may experience vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. 

When consumed at very high levels or over an extended period of time, vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.

People with dogs who may have consumed Simply Nourish frozen products and are exhibiting symptoms of illness should contact their veterinarian, the FDA suggests.

The recall was initiated after a routine nutrition test confirmed elevated vitamin D in select Simply Nourish frozen food products.

An investigation indicated that the problem arose as a result of the vitamin mix dosage being significantly reduced by the vitamin mix manufacturer. The change was not detected or communicated properly, resulting in errors.

As a result, the dosage was not reduced in the pet food.

"We care deeply about our customers and their pets, and have put corrective actions into place to ensure this issue does not reoccur," Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company said in a statement.

As of Aug. 18, no illnesses have been reported and no other products have been affected.

Buyers who have purchased Simply Nourish Frozen Food are urged to return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. 

 

JUNE 2021 RECALLS

Freshpet Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

BETHLEHAM, Pa., June 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 and June 10, 2021.  No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall. 

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it immediately.  Please call us if you have any of the recalled product, Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, for a refund or for your convenience you may use the following link to request a refund:  http://freshpet.co/ssdb21.  Sell by Date, along with UPC code and lot code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.  Please see chart and product pictures for details.

Product Name

Retail UPC Code

Lot Code

Sell by Date

FRESHPET® SELECT SMALL DOG 
BITE SIZE BEEF & EGG RECIPE

627975012939

1421FBP0101

10/30/2021 L2

The safety of pets, pet parents and the quality of our products are of the greatest importance and we value the trust placed in Freshpet.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1.866.789.3737, Mon. through Fri., 9 am–9 pm (EDT) and Sat. through Sun. 9 am--1 pm (EDT) or visit www.freshpet.com.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. 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.

The best buy date and lot code can be found on the back of each package. The products identified below were distributed online and in retail stores:
Product Size BB Date Code & Lot UPC Code States
Sportsman's Pride Professional
Formula 30/20 Dog Food
40 lb. Best if used By 7 Oct 2021 7015510184 MS, FL, TN, LA, VA, NC, TX
Lot: TI1 07/Oct/2020
Sprout Sporting Dog Food 5 lb. Best if used By 6 Oct 2021 7015505101 MN, WI, IA, SD, ND
Lot: TE1 06/Oct/2020
40 lb. Best if used By 6 Oct 2021 7015505100
Lot: TI3 06/Oct/2020
Intimidator Chicken & Rice Formula
Dog Food 30/20
16 lb. Best if used By 6 Oct 2021 7015541002 TX, MS, FL, AL
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020
40 lb. Best if used By 6 Oct 2021 5216631214
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020
FRM Gold Select High Performance
Dog Food
50 lb. Best if used By 6 Oct 2021 1549905873 GA, FL
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Pet Food
Reason for Announcement:
Salmonella contamination
Company Name:
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Brand Name:
Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout Sporting, Intimidator, FRM Gold Select
Product Description:
Dog Food Products
MAY 2021 RECALLS

NATURAL BALANCE L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food

As a precautionary measure and out of abundance of caution, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food, in the following product codes and best by date, because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. These items, from the same manufacturing lot, were produced by our co-packer Diamond Pet Foods.

No other Natural Balance Pet Food products or lot codes are subject to this voluntary recall. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

If pet owners have the recalled products in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately or return it to the location of purchase for a refund.

 

ZUKE'S MINI NATURALS PRODUCTS

“At this time, we are proactively and voluntarily removing our Zuke’s Mini Naturals products from sale due to a quality issue.

“Zuke’s is a natural product, which uses a natural preservation system. We have identified a product quality issue during recent production with instances where the natural preservation system may not be working as effective as it should. While not a food safety issue, we are proactively and voluntarily removing Zuke’s Mini Naturals from sale because we want pet parents to continue to have the best experience with our products.

“Since this step is being taken due to a quality issue, we are not asking pet parents to return the product. If you are not completely satisfied with your Zuke’s purchase, we are always happy to issue a refund. Please reach out to our Pet Parent Relations team here.”

Which Products Have Been Removed?

The following dog treats are affected by the company’s action.

Zukes Mini Naturals Dog Treats Affected by Withdrawal

What to Do?

For more information, consumers may contact Zuke’s Customer Service.

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RECALLS IN 2021

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