Nestle Purina PetCare Company Recalls Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental Prescription Dry Dog Food - 3/14/23

Company Announcement Date: March 10, 2023
FDA Publish Date: March 10, 2023
Product Type: Animal & Veterinary
Reason for Announcement: Potential Elevated Ingredient Level
Company Name: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Brand Name: Purina
Product Description: Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry dog food

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is expanding its voluntary recall of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry dog food due to a supplier error resulting in potentially elevated levels of vitamin D in two additional product lots, which precede the production dates of the previously recalled lots. The original announcement was made on Feb. 8, 2023. No other Purina pet care products are affected.

The expansion comes following an investigation prompted by Purina that uncovered new information about a production error from a U.S. supplier that was made only to this specific formula and resulted in potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs; however, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure. Vitamin D toxicity may include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling to renal (kidney) dysfunction.

A list of the additional impacted product is below. Bags of PPVD EL with the UPC and production codes below should be discarded immediately.

  • PPVD EL, 8-lb. bag
    • UPC Code: 38100 19190
    • Production Code: 2213 1082 (new)
  • PPVD EL, 20-lb. bag
    • UPC Code: 38100 19192
    • Production Code: 2214 1082 (new)

The affected dry dog food was distributed throughout the U.S. by prescription only through veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select retailers with the ability to validate a prescription.

Pet owners who purchased bags of the product listed above are asked to immediately stop feeding and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can get to it. If signs such as weight loss, excessive drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite or increased thirst or urination have occurred in their dog while eating this diet, pet owners should contact their veterinarian. Veterinary and other retail partners should remove and destroy the affected product from their inventory.

Please contact Nestle Purina PetCare Company’s team directly Monday-Saturday, 8AM-5PM CST, at 1-800-345-5678 or online questions or assistance in getting a refund. Read the original recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.


*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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