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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vitakraft Sun Seed Recall of Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Food & Beverages
Animal Feed
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Due to potential Salmonella contamination
Company Name:
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Sunseed Vita Prima
Product Description:
Product Description
Hedgehog Food

Company Announcement

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH is working closely with our colleagues at the FDA and MN Department of Agriculture and out of an abundance of caution has elected to expand the recall to include the following lots of Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food and Vitakraft Vita Smart Hedgehog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Vitakraft Sun Seed was notified on June 18, 2024, by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that Salmonella was detected in an inspection sample of product from Lot Number 417429. The tests which discovered the bacteria were part of random testing performed by the State of Minnesota on consumer products, and not prompted by any consumer concerns.

Products matching the specific lot number below are being recalled:

UPC #:

DESCRIPTION

LOT

EXP

0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 417429 10/18/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 406118 5/04/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 407265 5/22/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 407849 6/09/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 409133 6/20/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 410999 7/17/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 415624 9/21/2025
0-87535-40060-4 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 419647 11/20/2025
0-51233-34792-9 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 409175 6/28/2025
0-51233-34792-9 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 411084 7/20/2025
0-51233-34792-9 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 412635 8/18/2025
0-51233-34792-9 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 415713 10/09/2025
0-51233-34792-9 Sun Seed Vita Prima Hedgehog Food, 25oz 417491 10/18/2025

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Products from the recalled lot were distributed to the following states: AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, AND WI. Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves.

Consumers who have purchased a product from the recalled lot should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers who have further questions are welcome to contact Customer Service at 1-800-221-6175 Extension 123, Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm EST.

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Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Customer Service
1-800-221-6175 Extension 123
 
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