July 30, 2021

At Least 110 Pets Are Dead After Eating Aflatoxin Contaminated Pet Food

At least 110 pets are dead after eating aflatoxin contaminated pet food, according to the FDA. The FDA and several state departments of agriculture are investigating certain products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods that may contain potentially fatal levels of the toxin. A recall was issued on December 30, 2020 for several varieties of those foods. On January 11, 2021, the recall was expanded to include all pet foods that contain corn and were made in the company's Oklahoma plant. These are Sportmix, Pro Pac, and Nunn pet foods and Splash Fat Cat fish foods that expire on or before July 9, 2022. On January 25, 2021, FDA added a list of countries to which the recalled products may be been exported. You can see the complete list of recalled products, along with expiration dates … [Read more...]

Recall of Sportmix Dog and Cat Food For High Aflatoxin Levels Expanded

The recall of Sportmix dog and cat food for high aflatoxin levels has been expanded to include more products. Midwestern Pet Foods of Evansville, Indiana is expanding the December 30, 2020 recall to include all dog and cat food products that are made with corn and that were manufactured at the company's Chickasha Operations Facility within a certain expiration date range. The corn used to make these foods has aflatoxin levels that exceed acceptable limits. The recalled products now include all those that expire on or before July 9, 2020, depicted as 07/09/22 in the date code that is stamped on the label. Products with expiration dates after 07/09/22 are not included in the recall. These products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores. There have been … [Read more...]

Sportmix Dog and Cat Food Recalled For Aflatoxin

Midwestern Pet Foods of Evansville, Indiana is recalling Sportmix Dog and Cat Food in different varieties because they contain levels of Aflatoxin, which can be deadly to pets, that are over acceptable limits. These products were sold nationally to online distributors and to retail stores. Some illnesses and deaths of dogs have been reported in association with some lots of Sportmix High Energy. No cat or human illnesses have been reported to the company. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which grows on corn and other grains that are used to make pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets. The recalled products are: 50 pound bags of Sportmix Energy Plus Lots Exp 03/02/22/05/L2, 03/02/22/05/L3, 03/03/22/05/L2 44 pound … [Read more...]

Dog Food Recall For Aflatoxin Updated With More Brands

The Sunshine Mills dog food recall for aflatoxin has been updated with more brands. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020. The FDA has determined that more corn-based pet food products produced between April 3 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated aflatoxin levels. Aflatoxin is a mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus. It can be harmful or fatal to pets if consumed in large quantities. No illnesses have been reported to Sunshine Mills to date. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride … [Read more...]

Sunshine Mills Pet Foods Recalled For Elevated Aflatoxin Levels

Three different brands of Sunshine Mills pet foods are being recalled for elevated aflatoxin levels. Aflatoxin is a mold that can be harmful to pets if consumed in large quantities. No problems or issues have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The potential for aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit was discovered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. They found elevated levels in a single 4-pound bag of one lot of one of these products. Pets that have consumed these products and who have been affected by aflatoxin may show these symptoms: sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes, or gums, or diarrhea. If your pet has been ill, see your  veterinarian. These foods have been … [Read more...]

Cargill Recalls Animal Feed For Elevated Aflatoxin

Cargill's animal nutrition business is recalling some Southern States feed because it contains aflatoxin levels that are above the FDA's action levels. Aflatoxin is a fungus that grows on several agricultural products, including corn and tree nuts. This toxin has "acute and chronic adverse effects and health consequences" for all species and all ages of animals. Acute aflatoxicosis can cause general hemorrhage, bloody diarrhea, and death in 1 to 3 days. Aflatoxin toxicity can also cause liver damage, jaundice, and eventually death. No adverse health effects to animals have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture tested the feed and found that a single lot of a specific Southern States product contained elevated levels of … [Read more...]

HyVee Recalls Dog Food For Aflatoxin

Hy-Vee, Inc. is recalling certain bags of dog food due to elevated levels of aflatoxin, a chemical contaminant found in corn. Consumers who have purchased these products should not feed them to their dogs. Aflatoxins cause cancer in animals, but are allowed at extremely low levels in nuts, seeds and legumes because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers them "unavoidable contaminants" that pose little risk if small amounts are eaten over a lifetime. The problem with the dog food products was discovered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. At the time if the recall no illnesses had been reported in association with the recall. The products have been removed from Hy-Vee stores. The recalled products carry three different "Best By" dates, 11/19/2013, 11/24/2013 and … [Read more...]

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