Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall on some dog foods that have potentially contaminated corn products.
The Food and Drug Administration says dozens of dogs have gotten sick or died because of a mold-based toxin in the food.
Here’s what you need to know:
More than 70 pets have died from eating contaminated food.
The FDA says that as of Jan. 11, more than 70 pets have died and more than 80 have become sick after eating Midwestern Pet Foods’ “Sportmix” label pet food.
Although the source of the illness is still being investigated, the FDA believes the pet food contains “potentially fatal” levels of aflaxtoxins, which are created by mold that can grow on corn and grain.
Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include “sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and/or diarrhea.”
Midwestern Pet Foods is recalling 20 different types of cat & dog food.
After an initial recall affecting just six brands, Midwestern Pet Foods expanded their voluntary recall to now include the following products with expiration dates prior to 07/09/22:
- Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk
- Pro Pac Performance Puppy
- Splash Fat Cat 32%
- Nunn Better Maintenance
- Sportstrail 50
- Sportmix Original Cat 15
- Sportmix Original Cat 31
- Sportmix Maintenance 44
- Sportmix Maintenance 50
- Sportmix High Protein 50
- Sportmix Energy Plus 44
- Sportmix Energy Plus 50
- Sportmix Stamina 44
- Sportmix Stamina 50
- Sportmix Bite Size 40
- Sportmix Bite Size 44
- Sportmix High Energy 44
- Sportmix High Energy 50
- Sportmix Premium Puppy 16.5
- Sportmix Premium Puppy 33
Look for the lot code printed on the bag, just below the expiration date. If it reads “05” and “REG. OK-PFO-0005,” it’s one of the affected products.
Throw the products away if you have them and call Midwestern.
If you have affected products from Midwestern Pet Foods:
- Throw them away
- Don’t feed them to pets
- Report any suspected cases of aflatoxin poisoning to the FDA
- Contact Midwestern Pet Foods via phone (800-474-4163 extension 455) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org