The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled this specific dog food as it has been linked to more than 100 dog deaths.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a certain dog food that has been linked to the deaths of more than 100 dogs.
According to a bulletin post on the FDA website, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall for some of its pet food for cats and dogs. The reason for the recall is due to tests indicating that the pet food has levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits.
So, what is Aflatoxin? According to the FDA, “Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus”, and signs of it can be “sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea”. The FDA post also says that there have been reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs that are have linked to the recalled products.
CBS News has reported that more than 110 dogs have died, and more than 210 are reportedly sick due to this recalled pet food. If you own this product, it’s recommended to cease using it immediately and destroy it so children or other animals cannot eat it. It’s also recommended that pet owners who have this product sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. Below you will find the recalled pet food list, expiry date, and lot codes.
Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag
Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag
Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag
Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag
Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag
Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag
Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag
Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag
Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag
Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag
Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag
Recalled lot codes/Expiry Dates:
50# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots Exp 03/02/22/05/L2, 03/02/22/05/L3, 03/03/22/05/L2
44# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots 03/02/22/05/L3
50# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
44# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
31# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
15# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L2, 03/03/22/05/L3