And yet another dog food recall....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MomtoSyd&Emma, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. MomtoSyd&Emma

    MomtoSyd&Emma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Southern VA
    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 8, 2010 - Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods sold under thc "BLUE" brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

    While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore chosen to withdraw them.

    Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

    The affected productions of Blue Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods were distributed nationwide through pet specialty stores.

    Only these production runs of the products are involved in this recall:

    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 4.5 1b "Best If Used By JUL2611Z"
    "Best If Used By JUL2711Z" &
    "Best If Used By JUL2811Z"
    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 11 lb "Best If Used By JUL1211B"
    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 24 1b "Best If Used By JUL1211B" &
    "Best If Used By JUL1311B"
    Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 11 lb "Best If Used By AUG2111B" &
    "Best If Used By AUG2211B"
    Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 24 lb "Best If Used By AUG2111B"
    "Best If Used By SEP2311P" &
    "Best If Used By OCT2611P"
    Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food 30 lb "Best If Used By SEP2211P"
    "Best If Used By SEP2311P" &
    "Best If Used By OCT2611P"


    No other BLUE dry or can pet foods are involved in this recall, and only the specific code dates of these products are involved.

    To date there have been 36 cases nationwide of dogs reported with symptoms consistent with elevated Vitamin D in their systems while feeding on these specific productions of the products. In all cases the symptoms have subsided upon discontinuing feeding these products, with no apparent long term health consequences.

    Blue Buffalo learned of this potential eondition in its products when it received reports of dogs diagnosed with high Vitamin D levels while feeding on the products from these specifie production runs. On further investigation it was learned that a sequencing error had occurred at the supplier of the dry ingredients for these products. Immediately before producing the ingredients for these specific production runs, the supplier had run a product for another customer that contained a more potent form of Vitamin D used in chicken feeds. It is now believed that there was some level of carry over of this Vitamin D product into the ingredients for the specific manufacturing runs of the BLUE products, thereby increasing the Vitamin D activity to unacceptable levels in the Blue ingredients.

    Consumers who have purchased any of the products being recalled are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-523-9114 from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time or visit the Company web site at www.bluebuffalo.com/news9 for more information.
     
  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! I was using BB and recently switched to Wellness.
     
  3. LuvMyArabs

    LuvMyArabs Out Of The Brooder

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    I was feeding BB also and switched to wellness. One of my dogs is having diarrhea issues with the wellness though:(.
     
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the many reasons why I feed "raw" [​IMG] I'm in control of their health.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Toast'n Jelly :

    One of the many reasons why I feed "raw" [​IMG] I'm in control of their health.

    Took the words right out of my mouth! [​IMG]
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Took the words right out of my mouth! [​IMG]

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  7. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We tried BB a while back, had a free sample. Our Dachshund puffed up like something else! We were freaking out, found out he had an allergic reaction to BB! Never gave our dogs that again. We now feed them EVO and they love it. [​IMG]
     
  8. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    My best friend buys her dog food from a very high end dog food wholesaler.She just told me 2 wks ago that they were discontinuing BB because it's quality did not meet the requirements of the quality if food they sold.
     
  9. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Quote:Took the words right out of my mouth! [​IMG]

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