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Pet food recalled after at least 28 dogs die, 8 sick in US

Michael Geheren

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled pet food products which led to at least 28 deaths and eight illnesses in dogs that ate the recalled product.

The recalled lots of food contain “potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.” It’s a toxin produced by mold grown on corn and other grains.

Symptoms in pets can include:

  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes or gums due to liver damage)
  • Diarrhea
  • In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show any symptoms

The FDA alert said the case counts and scope of the recall may expand.

According to the FDA, pet owners should stop feeding their pets the food and consult their veterinarian, especially if the pet is showing signs of illness.

“Although this pet food recall is still unfolding, we are sharing the facts we have so far because the levels of aflatoxin found in the recalled pet food are potentially fatal. We are working quickly on this developing situation and will continue to update the public as new information becomes available. This is in service of FDA’s mission to protect human and animal health,” Amber McCoig, D.V.M., M.P.H., deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Division of Compliance said in a statement.

The list of dry pet food products to be recalled by Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. on December 30, 2020 is:

 

If you’re having trouble viewing the list on a mobile device, click here.

Example product label demonstrating location and format of lot code information.
Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three-line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM” | Courtesy: FDA

The affected products were distributed to online retailers and stores nationwide within the United States, the FDA said.

There is no evidence to suggest that pet owners who handle products containing aflatoxin are at risk of aflatoxin poisoning. However, pet owners should always wash their hands after handling pet food, the FDA said.

Pet owners can report suspected cases to the FDA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEE VIDEO REPORT, LIST          ;    https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/recalls/pet-food-recalled-after-at-least-28-dogs-die-8-sick-in-us/  

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FDA expands pet food recall after 70 dogs die from eating it

FDA expands Sportmix pet food recall after at least 70 dogs die after eating it
By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Updated: December 31, 2020 - 3:33 AM

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall on certain bags of Sportmix pet food sold nationally after 70 dogs died from eating it and another 80 were sickened.

Update 9:15 a.m. ET Jan. 13: The food, manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, contains high levels of aflatoxin, a poison produced naturally by fungus and found in certain vegetables like corn. Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.,

The dog food was first recalled Dec. 30. The FDA expanded the recall on Monday.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” the agency said. “Case counts and the scope of this recall may expand as new information becomes available.”

Original report: The Food and Drug Administration has recalled certain bags of Sportmix pet food sold nationally after 28 dogs died and eight others became sick from eating it.

The food contains high levels of aflatoxin, a poison produced naturally by fungus and found in certain vegetables like corn. Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.

No illness has been reported in cats or humans.

The food was sold online and in stores across the country. Retailers are asked not to sell or donate the products and to pull the bags from shelves.

Pet owners who purchased the recalled food should discard the food so children, pets and wildlife can’t access it.

The recall covers:

50-pound bags of Sportmix Energy Plus:

Exp 03/02/22 05/L2

Exp 03/02/22 05/L3

Exp 03/03/22 05/L2

44-pound bag Sportmix Energy Plus

Exp 03/02/22 05/L3

50-pound bag Sportmix Premium High Energy

Exp 03/03/22 05/L3

44-pound bag of Sportmix Premium High Energy

Exp 03/03/22 05/L3

31-pound bag of Sportmix Original Cat

Exp 03/03/22 05/L3

15-pound bags of Sportmix Original Cat

Exp 03/03/22 05/L2

Exp 03/03/22 05/L3                                                                                                             SEE VIDEO REPORT,  TWEETS      ;    https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/fda-recalls-pet-food-after-28-dogs-die-eating-it/4R2KDDUFHJGE3BP2ISSLXPJNCE/

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