Tuffy’s Pet Food Recall Alert: NutriSource Pure Vita Dog Food Potentially Contaminated
What Tuffy’s Pet Foods Are Recalled?
October 11, 2021: Tuffy’s Pet Foods is issuing a recall for its NutriSource Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton. Approximately 1,600 cases are being pulled from shelves after an alert from the product manufacturer that potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D are present. In 2021, Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company also issued a dog food recall alert for potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
Which NutriSource Pure Vita Dog Food Are Recalled?
NutriSource Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton are recalled due to potentially high levels of vitamin D. Below is the list of the dog food being recalled.
|Product Name||Retail UPC Code||Lot Code||Sell by Date|
|Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food in a Tetrapak||0 73893 96202 1||0629101N1
|June 29, 2023
Sept 1, 2023
Why Was The Dog Food Recalled?
The product manufacturer notified Tuffy’s that its products may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. Furthermore, the manufacturer has identified the error and steps have been taken to rectify the mistakes. Additionally, no other Pure Vita products are affected.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall and preventable measures have been implemented to prevent future issues from reoccurring.
Where Was The Dog Food Sold?
The products were sold nationwide so it is critical that all pet parents who have bought a bag of NutriSource Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak check to ensure their dog food is not on the recall list.
What Do I Do With The Food? Should I Be Worried About Myself or My Dog?
If your pet has been eating the recalled food, discontinue use immediately. Due to potential adverse reactions in dogs of any size, if you have been feeding your pet the potentially contaminated product, contact your veterinarian to ensure they know the situation. Then return the food to the original purchase location for a full refund.
What Do I Need To Know About Elevated Levels of Vitamin D?
When large doses of vitamin D are ingested, it can lead to serious health issues in dogs. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, Vitamin D is fat-soluble. This means that when an excess amount is ingested, it does not leave the body through the urine. Instead, it’s stored in the liver and fat tissue. Large amounts will lead to kidney failure and in come cases, death.
How to Contact Tuff’s Pet Food
If consumers wish to contact the company directly with any questions or concerns, contact them at (800) 525-9155 from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Central Time, or by email at [email protected]
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your local area. You may also go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
Canadians can go to the Consumer Product Incident Report Form to report incidents and other issues with Tuff’s Pet Food.
For a complete list of dog food recalls, click here.