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RECALL ALERT: Expanded Voluntary Recall Of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets El Elemental Dry Dog Food

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is expanding its voluntary recall of their product ‘Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL)’ prescription dry dog food to two additional product lots on March 10, 2023.

These product lots precede the production dates of the originally recalled lots back in February 08, 2023.

The expanded voluntary recall was announced after Purina prompted investigation. And this revealed a production error from a U.S. supplier that was made specifically to PPVD EL and resulted in potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

While it is true that Vitamin D is essential for dogs, ingesting too much of it can lead to health issues. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, dogs with excess amounts of Vitamin D may vomit, drool excessively, lose weight and lose appetite. And too much of it can lead to kidney failure or worse, death.

According to Purina’s latest announcement, the affected dry dog food was distributed throughout the U.S. but only “through veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select retailers with the ability to validate a prescription.”

If yo have bags of PPVD EL with the UPC and Production Codes below, please immediately discard them:

ProductUPC CodeProduction Code
(*First 8 characters equal to)
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) 8 lb and 20 lb bags38100 19190 – 8 lb2213 1082 (NEW)
38100 19192 – 20 lb2214 1082 (NEW)

Furthermore, if you missed the original recall, please also note that you also need to discard your bags of PPVD EL if they have the following UPC and Production codes:

ProductUPC CodeProduction Code
(*First 8 characters equal to)
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) 8 lb and 20 lb bags38100 19190 – 8 lb
38100 19192 – 20 lb
2249 1082
2250 1082
2276 1082
2277 1082
2290 1082
2360 1082
2361 1082

Dog owners who have purchased bags listed above are asked to immediately stop feeding it to their dogs. They should also throw away the bags in a container where no animals can get to it.

If you want to double check if your PPVD EL is affected, please click here.

And if you have any concerns, feel free to contact the team at Purina directly Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm CST at 1-800-345-5678 or via email at for questions or assistance in getting a refund.

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