The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about some dog food with potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.

Several food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods are under investigation by the FDA and the Missouri Department of Agriculture for fatal levels of aflatoxin, "a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food."

The FDA says that it is aware of at least 28 deaths and 8 illnesses from dogs that ate the food. Dog that may be poisoned from the food may experience sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and/or diarrhea.

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Check out the list below of the recalled foods and if found the FDA says to stop feeding the pet with the recalled food immediately and talk to your vet. They also ask that you dispose of the food where no other animals can eat it.

Here is the list of the recalled food:

  • 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

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”

 

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