A pet food recall has been expanded after more than 70 dogs die and another 80 fell sick.
Midwestern Pet Food is expanding its recall of dog and cat food sold online by retailers nationwide as the FDA investigates potentially deadly levels of mold.
The death toll increased from a previous report in December that stated 28 pets had died after eating the dog food.
The food was tainted with Aflatoxin, a toxin produced by the mold called Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.
The recall now includes all pet foods manufactured in the company's Oklahoma plant containing corn and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.
The food was sold under brand names Sportmix, Pro Pac and Nunn Better. More than one-thousand lot codes are affected.
Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three‐line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM”.
This recall covers ONLY product manufactured at Midwestern Pet Food’s Chickasha, Oklahoma facility. Note that the unique Chickasha Facility identifier is located in the date code as a “05” and “REG. OK‐PFO‐0005” at the end of the date code.
Pet parents: do not feed the recalled products to your pets or any other animals. Destroy the food in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. Always ensure you wash and sanitize hands after handling recalled food or any utensils which have contacted recalled food. Contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at 800‐474‐4163, ext. 455 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at email@example.com for additional information.
This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All other Midwestern Pet Foods products are unaffected by this recall action.
Recalled products are as follows, with lot codes found in Expanded Recall Lot Numbers:
Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk; Pro Pac Performance PuppySplash; Fat Cat 32%Nunn Better MaintenanceSportstrail; 50Sportmix Original Cat 15Sportmix; Original Cat 31Sportmix Maintenance; 44Sportmix Maintenance; 50Sportmix High Protein; 50Sportmix Energy Plus; 44Sportmix Energy Plus; 50Sportmix Stamina; 44Sportmix Stamina; 50Sportmix Bite Size; 40Sportmix Bite Size; 44Sportmix High Energy; 44Sportmix High Energy; 50Sportmix Premium Puppy; 16.5Sportmix; Premium Puppy 33