I can't imagine how devastated I'd be if I lost one or both of our dogs because of contaminated dog food. Seems you can't be too careful these days.

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A warning was recently issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration informing dog owners of with potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin is some dog foods.

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The FDA and Missouri Dept of Agriculture are investigating several dog foods produced by Midwestern Pet Foods for fatal levels of aflatoxin, "a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food."

So far, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has been informed of 28 dog deaths and 8 dogs becoming sick from the contaminated food.  If you've fed your dog any of the foods listed below, keep an eye on them for one or more of these symptoms. Loss of appetite, sluggishness, vomiting, jaundice and diarrhea.

The FDA released this list of possibly contaminated dog foods;

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

Check the back of your dog food bag for lot code information “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM”

Have to keep our pups safe!

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