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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Voluntary RECALL BLUE BUFFALO

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.

From a Blue Buffalo press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 17, 2017 – Wilton, CT – Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.
Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the use of the impacted food is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Should these symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Although the Blue Buffalo Customer Care Resource Team has not received any reports of dogs exhibiting these symptoms from consuming this product, the FDA advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog. Blue Buffalo immediately began an investigation. After working with the FDA, Blue Buffalo decided it would be prudent to recall the one production lot in question. The one dog was also being fed non-Blue Buffalo food and has fully-recovered.The voluntary recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:

Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers.

No other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue.
If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian.Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected] for more information.About Blue Buffalo
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 09:42 AM
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Thanks I did not get any info on this yet sent. Blue buffalo is having some rough days. My mom feeds her dogs this. I feel I have to let her know weekly what's going on with bb.
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Wellness canned products are packed by The Simmons Company.

Blue Buffalo will not divulge Who packs their food.

Sure is interesting that BOTH companies are voluntarily recalling for the SAME problem!!! Hmmmmmm!


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 03:08 PM
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I have 12 cans of this sitting underneath another 12 cans of a different Blue Buffalo food.. I think I'm done with them permanently. This is unacceptable. Isn't this their THIRD recall in just a few weeks?????

I think I'll try Fromm cans.... ugh

Hopefully if I contact Chewy they will refund the $$ ... I do not feel like shipping back 12 cans.. not sure how that works
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I want to be sure everyone with a dog with thyroid disease has access to the FDA alert that went out to veterinarians on this one:
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary.../ucm548903.htm

This isn't one of those "uh oh, levels are off, we better call it back just to be safe" issues -- dogs reportedly got hyperthyroidism from the food, and reference labs and treating vets figured it out. Apparently, now when you get a wonky thyroid result, you have to add "could my dog food be causing this?" to the conversation you have with your vet.

The problem appears to be using animal gullets as meat, with the thyroid glands still attached. As usual, the label ingredient list is a black box: "Beef" could include these gullets. Now we have one more question we have to ask manufacturers: do you use gullets as an ingredient in your food?

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