Dog Food Recall – 70 Dogs Have Died, Check Your Pantry
Recalls are never good. When it has something to do with your fur babies, you get EXTRA nervous. A chew toy is one thing but their food is a whole new level of panic. Chances are you've been feeding them the recalled product already and the damage may be done.
Most of the pet food involved in this recall goes by the name Sportmix and it involves dog and cat food. You can see the name variations and lot numbers below. Or head here to see the complete list from the FDA.
The company is called Midwestern Pet Foods and they are out of Evansville, Indiana. The initial voluntary recall happened right at year's end on December 30th and has been expanded as now more than 70 dogs have died after consuming the food.
It is important to note this recall DOES NOT AFFECT all of Midwestern Pet Foods products.
Also, this brand is sold locally in Lansing and Mid-Michigan (Soldan's & Tractor Supply Company) so it is important to check the names and lot numbers on the recall list against the products you might have in your house for the safety of your pet.
Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets. (FDA)
Recalled products are as follows, with lot codes found in Expanded Recall Lot Numbers:
- 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
- (Source: FDA)
Obviously don't feed it to your animal. You'll want to get rid of this stuff and you're being encouraged to destroy it in a way that no other animals can come into contact with it or consume it.
If your pet has consumed it, contact your vet IMMEDIATELY.
Instructions on how to destroy the food is HERE.
You can contact Midwestern Pet Foods with info below.
Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at 800‐474‐4163, ext. 455 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. (Source: FDA)