Hills Pet Nutrition Ltd - Recall - High Vitamin D

FSA Alert 1 February 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd is recalling a selection of its canned dog food because it 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 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
No other Hill’s Pet Nutrition 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.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition range of dog food Customer Notice
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.


Thank you for the Hill’s, UK alert, JJ.
Why so many excess Vitamin D Recalls? – Truth about Pet Food


This popped up on my phone this morning: the article suggests the recall is in Australia only but then mentions a US customer complaining…


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Petmum, this seems to be a global recall, how many countries I do not know. Full credit to JJ for spotting this so quickly.
UK, https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-03-2019
UK, Voluntary Recall for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canned Dog Food, https://www.hillspet.co.uk/productlist
USA, Voluntary Recall for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canned Dog Food, https://www.hillspet.com/productlist
Australia, Voluntary Recall for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canned Dog Food, https://www.hillspet.com.au/productlist


It is rather worrying and not terribly helpful that UK press are reporting on it as if only the Australian market is impacted by this…

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hill’s Pet Nutrition Following Recent Recall.

Pet Parents Sue After Hill’s Offers $5 Per Dog For Compensation: Dead or Alive, Poisoned Pets,
FDA Update (?) on Vitamin D recalls. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/fda-update-on-vitamin-d-recalls/

Pet food maker faces mounting legal woes over dog deaths. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hills-dog-food-recall-pet-food-maker-faces-mounting-legal-woes-over-dog-deaths/

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Seven Class Action Lawsuits against Hill’s Pet Nutrition. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/seven-class-action-lawsuits-against-hills-pet-nutrition/

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Hill’s Pet Food Expands Recall, https://truthaboutpetfood.com/hills-pet-food-expands-recall/

Hill’s expanded recall is now on their UK website, also on Food Standards Agency UK.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition recall, Poisoned Pets, http://www.poisonedpets.com/hills-secrets-lies-hid-catastrophic-failure/

Did Hill’s add to the recall list of pet food? https://truthaboutpetfood.com/did-hills-add-to-the-recall-list-of-pet-food/
Hill’s Silently Slips Another Lot of Dog Food into the Massive List of Recalled Dog Food Due to Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

Supplier identified in Hill’s pet food vitamin D-related recalls. https://news.vin.com/vinnews.aspx?articleId=54144

FDA Warning Letter to Hill’s Pet Food. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/fda-warning-letter-to-hills-pet-food/

Thank you for sharing the alert!