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December 30, 2020: Midwestern Pet Foods Issues Recall for Pet Food due to Aflatoxin Contamination

Midwestern Pet Foods Pet Food Recall News – Midwestern Pet Foods (Midwestern) initiated a recall for various pet food due to tests indicating elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus.

Midwestern Pet Foods Pet Food Recall Information

On December 30, 2020, Midwestern Pet Foods (Midwestern), of Evansville, IN, issued a recall for the below mentioned dog and cat food products due to tests revealing Aflatoxin levels exceeding acceptable limits. At high levels, Aflatoxin can cause illness and possibly death in pets.

Reports indicate that dogs have died due to the below listed lots of Sportmix High Energy dog food. Per the recall from Midwestern,

“If your pet shows signs of aflatoxin poisoning including sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea, contact a veterinarian immediately. Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian. It may be helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number.”

The affected pet food products were distributed nationally to online retailers and stores.

Lot code information can be found on the back of the pet food bag and appears as a three-line code, with the top line in format: “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM.” Retailers and distributors are cautioned to immediately pull the affected products from circulation.

Further, the recall cautions pet parents in the following way,

“[D]o not feed the recalled products to your pets or any other animals. Destroy the products in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.”

Recalled lot codes are as follows:

  • 50# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots Exp 03/02/22/05/L2, 03/02/22/05/L3, 03/03/22/05/L2
  • 44# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots 03/02/22/05/L3
  • 50# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 44# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 31# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 15# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L2, 03/03/22/05/L3

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