FDA: PET FOOD RECALLED FOR AFLATOXIN

On December 30, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and pet professionals of a new pet food recall. Specific lots of Sportmix pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is produced by a mold that grows on corn and other grains used in pet food. At elevated levels, this mold can cause illness and even death in pets.

RECALLED PRODUCTS

The pet food impacted includes nine total lots of Sportmix dry pet food, produced by Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. If their pet’s food is listed below, pet owners should stop feeding their pets and contact their veterinarian for additional guidance, especially if their pet is showing signs of illness. In addition, owners should immediately discard the food and ensure no other pet can have access to the recalled food. Recalled lots identified below. To identify your food, lot code information may be found on the back of bag in a three-line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM”

  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/02/22/05/L2
    • Exp 03/02/22/05/L3
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L2
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/02/22/05/L3
  • Sportmix Premium High Energy, 50 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
  • Sportmix Premium High Energy, 44 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L2
    • Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

SIGNS OF ILLNESS

If you have fed your pet from one of the recalled lots, be aware of the following signs of illness:

  • Sluggishness
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Jaundice
  • Diarrhea

Pets who have been fed the recalled food should be monitored and pet owners should contact their veterinarian.

 

For more information and to learn more about other FDA recalls, please visit www.fda.gov for more information.