Additions to Hill’s Canned Food Recall

Hill’s has added a few more foods to their recall list, but these foods are not considered unsafe.  See below for more information:

The select canned dog food products listed in Appendix B do not pose a safety risk to healthy pets. Hill’s has made the decision to voluntarily withdraw these canned dog food products from your inventory (3 Hill’s Prescription Diet & 3 Hill’s Science Diet SKUs) due to levels of Vitamin D that do not meet our product specifications. The list of affected canned dog products, their SKUs, lot numbers and date codes are attached in Appendix B.

Please note that the voluntary recall, as well as the voluntary withdrawal, are isolated to only the specified SKUs and therefore no dry dog foods, cat foods (dry or canned) or treats are affected.

Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com.

Appendix B: Voluntary Withdrawal

Product Name SKU Number Lot Code / Date Code
Hill’s Science Diet® Puppy Small Paws Chicken & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 5.8 oz 4965 112020T05
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz 7008 102020T18
102020T19
112020T08
112020T18
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz 3389 102020T24
102020T25
112020T04
112020T10
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz 7017 102020T24
112020T09
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7056 102020T21
112020T03
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7055 112020T03
112020T31

Urgent Food Recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs 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. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide in the United States. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected. Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com.

This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website. If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

How To Identify the SKU and Date Code:

 

Locate affected products in the table below

Product Name
SKU Number
Lot Code / Date Code
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare K-9 Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz 3384 102020T10
    102020T25
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz 3389 102020T04
    102020T10
    102020T19
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz 3390 102020T11
    112020T23
    122020T07
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz 5403 102020T17
    112020T22
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz 7006 112020T19
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz 7008 092020T30
    102020T07
    102020T11
    112020T22
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz 7009 112020T20
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz 7010 102020T10
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz 7017 092020T30
    102020T11
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz 7018 102020T04
    112020T22
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz 10086 102020T05
    102020T26
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz 10129 102020T04
    102020T21
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz 10423 102020T17
    102020T19
    112020T04
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz 10509 102020T05
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz 4969 102020T18
Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz 7036 102020T12
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7037 102020T13
    112020T23
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz 7038 102020T06
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7040 102020T13
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz 7048 112020T19
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7055 092020T31
    102020T13
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7056 092020T31
    112020T20
    112020T24
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz 7057 112020T19
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz 10452 102020T14
    102020T21
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz 10763 102020T04
    112020T11

Call us toll-free from anywhere in North America at: 1-800-445-5777 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

 

Call us toll-free from anywhere in North America at: 1-800-445-5777 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

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