Two Dog Food Companies Recall Some Dry Food on Aflatoxin Concerns

 |  Dec 7th 2011  |   7 Contributions


Higher than acceptable levels of aflatoxin, a mold by-product that causes lethargy, decreased appetite, diarrhea, and a yellow tinge to gums and eyes, has been found in certain bags of dry food.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a single production lot of its Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food.

The FDA press release states that the recalled dog food was distributed to specific (unnamed) retailers in the following states: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, and VA. The FDA reports that retailers have removed the affected dog food from store shelves, and that no health effects related to this recall have been reported.

The recalled dog food has a use by or expiration date of February 5 or February 6, 2013, and includes the following specific products:

In addition, Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food — River Run and Marksman — because of aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargills facility in Lecompte, Louisiana, between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall.

Affected products are:

PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40-pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40- and 50-pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40-pound bags

The recall applies only to the above products with Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers) 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335, and LL1001 through LL1335.

The affected dry dog food products were distributed in theKansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and limited areas of Florida and California. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

If you have these foods, throw them away and click on the links above to find out how to get a voucher for a replacement.

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