After 28 dogs died, several pet foods were recalled that U. . S.. . Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
Three brands of sport mixes for dogs and cats from Midwestern Pet Foods can contain potentially lethal amounts of the toxin aflatoxin, according to the FDA.
The FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and eight illnesses in dogs that ate the recalled pet food.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture tested multiple samples of the food and found « very high levels » of aflatoxin, which is produced by a mold that can grow on corn and other grains used in pet foods, according to the FDA.
Midwestern Pet Foods is committed to recalling nine lots of Sportmix products, according to the FDA. The FDA and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are working to determine if others need to be recalled.
The batch code beginning with the letters « Exp » is on the back of the bag.
Pet owners who have the recalled products should contact the company for further instructions or discard the products in a location that is inaccessible to children, pets, and wildlife.
Signs of aflatoxin poisoning include sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and diarrhea. There’s no evidence that pet owners handling the products are at risk of aflatoxin poisoning, according to the FDA.
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