Recall alert: Tuffy’s Pet Foods recalls select dog food, citing elevated vitamin D levels

PERHAM, Minn. — Tuffy’s Pet Foods Inc. on Monday recalled roughly 1,600 cases of its Pure Vita Salmon Entree dog food due to potentially elevated vitamin D levels.

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All affected products have a UPC code of 0 73893 96202 1, “best by” dates of June 29, 2023, and Sept. 1, 2023, and were distributed in TetraPaks containing 12.5-ounce cartons. The recalled lot numbers are 0629101N1 and 0901101N1, the company confirmed in its voluntary recall notice.

The recalled product was distributed and sold exclusively within the United States, but no other Pure Vita dog or cat foods or treats are affected by the recall.

Perham, Minnesota-based Tuffy’s has not received any reports of illness or injury to date related to the recall, but the company is removing the specific lots from distribution, and consumers are advised to stop feeding the products to their dogs immediately as a precaution.

According to the recall notice, dogs who ingest unsafe levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Long-term effects can lead to more serious complications, including renal dysfunction.

Consumers are advised to return the affected products to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

Meanwhile, consumer inquiries may be made by calling (800) 525-9155 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT, or via email at tufcustservice@klnfamilybrands.com.