Recall expanded for dog and cat food after reports of at least 70 pet deaths – WRAL.com

The FDA has expanded the recall of select dog food and cat food products after reports of 80 illnesses and at least 70 deaths linked to pets who ate the recalled product.

Expanded Recall on Jan. 11, 2021

In January 11, 2021, the Food & Drug Administration updated the initial recall from Dec. 30 to include multiple additional Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. products. The recalled pet food products were sold nationally to online distributors and retail stores and include various Sportmix, Nunn Better, Pro Pac and Splash brands. 

The pet food is being recalled because they may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins, which are toxins produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus.

According to the updated notice, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc has “expanded the recall to include all pet foods containing corn and manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma plant, and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.”

See the update recall notice and list of additional recalled products on the FDA website at fda.gov.

Initial Recall On Dec. 30, 2020

On December 30, 2020, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of select Sportmix dog and cat food products after reports of multiple illnesses and deaths.

According to the FDA notice, the recall is being issued “due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food.
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