Potentially Fatal Levels of Aflatoxin Contribute to Dog Deaths and Illnesses
Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. products were recalled because they contained “potentially fatal
levels of aflatoxin.” Aflatoxin is a mold that grows on corn and other grains. When ingested, pets
can suffer from sluggishness, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea, liver damage, and even death.
“Although this pet food recall is still unfolding, we are sharing the facts we have so far because
the levels of aflatoxin found in the recalled pet food are potentially fatal,” said Amber McCoig,
D.V.M., M.P.H., deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine Division of
What to do if your pet has become ill or died from ingesting a recalled pet food?
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