Hill’s Pet Nutrition extends its recall of selected canned dog food because it may contain high levels of vitamin D

22 March 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd is extending its recall of selected canned dog food because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum recommended intake.

Product details

Prescription Diet Canine i/d

Pack size 12 x 360g
Batch code 102020T18
Best before October 2020

Prescription Diet Canine w/d

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 102020T05
Best before October 2020

Science Plan Canine Mature Adult Chicken

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 112020T25
Best before November 2020

Prescription Diet Canine Recovery Pack

Pack size 3 x 360g 12 x 360g
Batch code 092020
Best before September 2020

Science Plan Canine Mature Adult Active Longevity Chicken

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 102020T14
Best before October 2020

Science Plan Canine Advance Adult Fitness Chicken

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 102020T27
Best before October 2020

Prescription Diet Canine z/d

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 102020T17
Best before October 2020

Prescription Diet Canine k/d

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 092020T27 092020T28
Best before September 2020

Prescription Diet Canine k/d

Pack size 12 x 370g
Batch code 102020T26
Best before October 2020

Prescription Diet Canine r/d

Pack size 12 x 350g
Batch code 092020T28
Best before September 2020

Prescription Diet Canine i/d

Pack size 12 x 360g
Batch code 092020T27
Best before September 2020

No other Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

High levels of vitamin D fed to a pet over a short period (weeks/months) should not cause concern. Over a longer period of feeding, 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.

Action taken by the company

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought any of the products. Please see the attached notice. The company will also be contacting customers who have bought the affected products wherever possible.

Our advice to consumers

(pet owners): If you have bought any of the above dog food, you should stop feeding your dog with these products and return the dog food to where you bought it for a full refund. If you have concerns that your pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products, please contact a veterinarian or the Hill’s Pet Nutrition consumer careline.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-03-2019-update-1