February 5, 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...]

Albright’s Chicken Recipe For Dogs Recalled For Salmonella

Albright's Chicken Recipe for Dogs is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This food is a raw food. One animal is sick, but no human illnesses have been reported to the company to date. Sixty seven cases are recalled. This product can make people sick if they don't thoroughly wash their hands after contact with the food, or if their dog sheds the bacteria and the person has contact with the dog. Animals can get sick too; symptoms are usually lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Some pets can become carriers and infect other animals and people. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning in people include a fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach and abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. The recalled product is Albright's Raw Dog … [Read more...]

Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo Dog Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella

The Real Pet Food Company is voluntarily recalling one size of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo Dog Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled item. Salmonella can make pets sick, or they can become carriers of the pathogen without showing any symptoms and potentially sicken people. Pets sickened with Salmonella may be lethargic and experience diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. The dog can shed the bacteria in its feces, where it can contaminate the dog's paws, its coat, and the environment. People can get sick by interacting with an infected pet, or by handling the dog food and not washing their hands. The recalled product is Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe … [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...]

Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Nature's Menu Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Nature's Menu Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail, sold nationwide in two sizes. The UPC numbers on the label are 7015514363 and 7015514365. The 3 pound bag has these lot codes: TE1 20/April /2020, TE1 21/April/2020, TE1 22/April/2020, TE2 20/April /2020, TE2 21/April/2020, TE2 22/April/2020, TE3 20/April/2020, TE3 21/April/2020, and TE3 22/April/2020. The 13.5-pound bag has these lot codes: TB1 20/April /2020, TB1 21/April/2020, TB1 22/April/2020, TB2 20/April /2020, TB2 21/April/2020, TB2 22/April/2020, TB3 20/April/2020, … [Read more...]

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Pate Cat Food Recalled

The J.M. SMucker Company is recalling one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Pate cat food because it has elevated levels of choline chloride, which can cause serious adverse health effects in cats. There have been reports of illness in cats that have been reported to the company. Excess levels of choline chloride can cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting, and more serious symptoms including difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death in cats. If your cat has been experiencing any of these symptoms, see your vet as soon as possible. The recalled product is Natural Balance Ultra … [Read more...]

Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Recalled For Possible Botulism

IcelandicPlus LLC is voluntarily recalling Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats for possible botulism contamination because the product exceeds FDA size restrictions for uneviscerated fish. This could use severe illness or death in both animals eating the treats and the people who handle them. The FDA regulations are based on the fact that that salt-cured, dried, or uneviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in people between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. No reports of illness of pets or people have been received to date in connection w with the problem. The Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats have been sold throughout the country in independent pet specialty stores. The product is packed in a clear plastic 1.5 or 2.5 ounce plastic bag or a … [Read more...]

One Lot of Aunt Jeni’s Frozen Raw Pet Food May Contain Salmonella

The FDA is cautioning pet owners not to feed their animals one lot of Aunt Jeni's Frozen Raw Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. That product is Aunt Jeni's Home Made All-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner Dog Food, sold in 5 pound (2.3 kg) packages. The lot number on the product is 175331, and the use by date is NOV2020. In the notice, the FDA states, "FDA is issuing this alert because this lot of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food represents a serious threat to human and animal health. Because the product is sold and stored frozen, FDA is concerned that people may still have it in their possession." Salmonella can sicken humans and dogs. The Salmonella that may be in this product is resistant to multiple antibiotic drugs. In January 2020, the FDA … [Read more...]

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