A limited production of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen have been voluntarily and temporarily recalled by the The J.M. Smucker Company.
Both Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers/Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak and Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon were found to have potentially contained elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
According to a statement from the FDA released on March 22, "Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption of these levels is discontinued."
The statement also says that with prolonged consumption, the symptoms may increase in severity and can include vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or labored breathing. If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Three illnesses were reported to the FDA, who informed Smucker of the issue. Smucker "immediately initiated a voluntary recall of the limited, impacted production," according to the statement.
Customers who have purchased Milo's Kitchen products with the following UPC codes should discard them: 079100518227, 079100518227, 079100518234, 079100527762, 079100521265. No other Milo’s Kitchen dog treats or any other product manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company have been impacted.
For consumers who have questions or want a refund, they can reach the company at 1-888-569-6767, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. You can also reach the company via email here.
Other recent recalls pet parents should be aware of include:
- Darwin’s Natural Pet Products announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128.
- Blue Ridge Beef is recalling Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
- Radagast Pet Food is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
- Steve’s Real Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
- Raw Basics, LLC. is recalling 540lb of 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.