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 Compliance.
What to do if your pet has become ill or died from ingesting a recalled pet food?
What products have been recalled?
Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. Sportmix Energy Plus, Sportmix Premium High Energy, Sportmix Original Cat, Nunn Better, and ProPac products have been recalled as they are responsible for the deaths and illnesses of 150 pets.
- Sportmix Energy Plus, 50-pound bag
- Sportmix Energy Plus, 44-pound bag
- Sportmix Premium High Energy, 50-pound bag
- Sportmix Premium High Energy, 44-pound bag
- Sportmix Original Cat, 31-pound bag
- Sportmix Original Cat, 15-pound bag
What should I do next?
If your pet has become ill or died due to the consumption of recalled pet foods, you should reach out to Belluck & Fox immediately for a free consultation on your legal options. It is also recommended that you do not dispose of the contaminated pet food and speak to your veterinarian if your dog or cat is sick.
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