Elm Dog Food Recall | November 2018

On November 29, 2018, ELM Pet Foods advised that they are issuing a voluntary recall of certain Elm Dog Foods due to excessive vitamin D levels.

This recall has been completed, and FDA has terminated this recall.

What’s Being Recalled?


The following products have been affected by this recall:

  • Product: 3lb Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
  • Size: 3 lbs
  • UPC: 0-70155-22507-8
  • Best Before Date: TD2 26 FEB 2019, TE1 30 APR 2019, TD1 5 SEP 2019, TD2 5 SEP 2019
  • Product: Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
  • Size: 28 lbs
  • UPC: 0-70155-22513-9
  • Best Before Date: TB3 6 APR 2019, TA1 2 JULY 2019, TI1 2 JULY 2019
  • Product: Elm K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
  • Size: 40 lbs
  • UPC: 0-70155-22522-9
  • Best Before Date: TB3 14 Sep 2019, TA2 22 Sep 2019, TB2 11 Oct 2019

To locate the lot codes, customers need to look on the back of the bag.

The company is fully cooperating with the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

If consumers find an affected product, they are advised to stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it. Alternatively, they can take the product back to the original place of purchase for a refund.

The product was sold in the following states:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Elevated Vitamin D

Dogs that digested large amounts of vitamin D may demonstrate loss of appetite, excessive drooling, weight loss, vomiting, increased thirst, and increased urine.

If left untreated, dogs can develop serious health conditions such as renal failure.

Pet owners who believe their dog has consumed too much vitamin D should consult their veterinarian immediately.

What Do I Do Now?

Customers can contact ELM Pet Foods at 800-705-2111, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET. Or email customerservice@elmpetfoods.com for more information.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.