Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-01-12 17:40:48 –
According to the Food and Drug Administration, more than 70 dogs died and more than 80 became ill after eating certain brands of pet food, prompting the expansion of the original Sportmix recall.
December, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. And the FDA issued recalls for only a few brands of dog food after 28 dogs died after eating food. The food was made at the company’s Oklahoma factory.
In an update on January 11, the FDA now states that more than 70 dogs have died, and recalls are expanding to all products manufactured at the Oklahoma plant, including cat and dog food.
Foods can contain deadly levels of aflatoxin. However, not all deaths have been identified as aflatoxin poisoning.
Aflatoxin is produced by molds that can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, it can cause illness and death in pets.
Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include insensitivity, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and / or diarrhea. In some cases, pets can damage the liver, but have no other symptoms.
The FDA warns pet owners to stop feeding pets with recalled products and consult a veterinarian.
If the date / lot code contains an expiration date prior to “07/09/22” and the date / lot code contains “05” that identifies the product manufactured at the Oklahoma factory, the following pet food products Many have been recalled. :
- Propack Adult Mini Chunk, 40lb Bag
- Propack Performance Puppy, 40 lb bag
- Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lbs 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 Bag
- Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33lb Bag