Articles: Pet food recall

January 13 2021

Warning: Dog Food Recall, Sportmix from Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.

At least 28 and perhaps up to 70 dogs have apparently succumbed as a result of Aflatoxin, produced by the mold  Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet foods. Sportmix dog food brands are the names pet parents would recognize. One cat food and various brands of…

December 30 2020

28 Dogs (so far) Allegedly Dead Due to Aflatoxin in Sportmix Pet Foods

from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine: FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain Sportmix pet food products (see list below) manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin. FDA is aware of at least alleged 28 deaths and 8 illnesses in dogs…

October 10 2020

Broad Dog Food Recall: Various Sunshine Mills Brands

The United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, expanding a previously announced dog food recall and investigating certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills that may contain unsafe levels of aflatoxin.  The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills under several…

September 3 2020

Sunshine Mills Brands Recall, Aflatoxin Concerns

From the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine: Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in…

August 25 2020

Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food Recall

This recall announcement from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans…

July 6 2020

Natural Balance Cat Food Recall

From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine:  The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary cat food recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride. Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with…

February 6 2020

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

December 9 2019

Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate Recall

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate. In addition to…

October 1 2019

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Performance Dog Raw Pet Food

What follows is directly from the FDA website.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Performance Dog frozen raw pet food purchased after July 22, 2019 because a sample tested positive for Salmonella and L. mono. The FDA collected two samples of raw pet food manufactured by Bravo Packing, Inc.…

August 29 2019

CDC and FDA Say STOP PURCHASING PIG EARS; THROW ANY OUT YOU MAY HAVE

The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), various regulatory officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate and offer advice and warnings regarding “a multi-state outbreak of multidrug resistant salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ears for dogs. This important information is taken directly from those agency websites: CDC and…

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