15 Pet Food Brands Recalled Due To High Levels Of Mold Byproduct

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding a recall they originally issued on September 2, 2020. The expanded recall includes 15 brands of pet food that were made with corn that contained high levels of aflatoxin, a mold byproduct.

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“Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities,” reported the recall.

No illnesses have been reported but the company is issuing a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

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What Is Recalled?

The recalled pet food was distributed in retail stores nationwide and can be identified with the following lot codes found on the back of each bag.

CHAMP® MINI CHUNK DOG FOOD BEEF AND CHICKEN FLAVOR 12 lb.
UPC Code: 7328315416
Lot Codes: TC2 3/APRIL/2020

FIELD TRIAL® COMPLETE NUTRITION PREMIUM DOG FOOD 16 lb.
UPC Code: 7015514530
Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

GOOD DOG BRAND DOG FOOD HI-ENERGY FORMULA 50 lb.
UPC Code: 5216624165
Lot Codes: TA1 5/APRIL/2020

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD HI ENERGY FORMULA 50 lb.
UPC Code: 7015510145
Lot Codes: TA1 5/APRIL/2020 TA2 5/APRIL/2020 TA3 5/APRIL/2020

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD MAINTENANCE FORMULA 50 lb.
UPC Code: 7015510135
Lot Codes: TB3 4/APRIL/2020 TB1 5/APRIL/2020

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® FARM & RANCH RECIPE SUPER CHUNKS DOG FOOD 50 lb.
UPC Code: 7015510182
Lot Codes: TC2 5/APRIL/2020 TC3 5/APRIL/2020

OLD GLORY® DOG FOOD HEARTY BEEF & CHICKEN FLAVOR 4 lb. & 12.75 lb.
UPC Code 4 lb: 7015514339 UPC Code 12.75 lb: 7015514298
Lot Codes 4 lb: TE3 3/APRIL/2020 TE2 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Codes 12.75 lb: TA3 3/APRIL/2020 TB1 3/APRIL/2020 TC1 3/APRIL/2020 TC2 3/APRIL/2020 TC3 3/APRIL/2020 TA1 4/APRIL/2020 TC1 4/APRIL/2020 TA2 4/APRIL/2020 TB2 4/APRIL/2020 TC2 4/APRIL/2020

PAWS HAPPY LIFE® NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE DOG FOOD 17 lb.
UPC Code: 3680042561
Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

PET EXPERT ALWAYS FIT FORMULA 50 lb.
UPC Code: 5208887976
Lot Codes: TC2 5/APRIL/2020

PRINCIPLE SUPER PREMIUM NATURAL DOG FOOD BREEDER PACK 40 lb.
UPC Code: 580179586032
Lot Codes: TA3 4/APRIL/2020 TA1 5/APRIL/2020

RETRIEVER® BITES & BONES ADULT COMPLETE NUTRITION SAVORY CHICKEN FLAVOR 52 lb.
UPC Code: 4939422642
Lot Codes: TC3 4/APRIL/2020 TC1 5/APRIL/2020

RIVER BEND DOG FOOD BASIC NUTRITION 40 lb. & 50 lb.
NO UPC CODES
Lot Code 40 lb: TC1 5/APRIL/2020 Lot Code 50 lb: TC1 5/APRIL/2020

RIVER BEND DOG FOOD SELECT 50 lb.
NO UPC Code
Lot Code: TB3 4/APRIL/2020

SPORTSMAN’S PRIDE® MAINTENANCE ADULT FORMULA DOG FOOD 20 lb. & 50 lb.
UPC Code 20 lb: 7015510082 UPC Code 50 lb:7015510110
Lot Code 20 lb: TB1 5/APRIL/2020 Lot Code 50 lb: TB1 5/APRIL/2020

SPROUT® BITES & BONES 50 lb.
UPC Code: 7015505091
Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

SPROUT® HI-PROTEIN 20 lb. & 40 lb.
UPC Code 20 lb: 70155505120 UPC Code 40 lb:7015505119
Lot Code 20 lb: TI2 4/APRIL/2020 TI3 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code 40 lb: TI3 4/APRIL/2020

SPROUT® MAINTENANCE 40 lb.
UPC Code: 7015505096
Lot Codes: TB1 5/APRIL/2020

SPROUT® PUPPY 20 lb.
UPC Code: 7015505095
Lot Codes: TA3 4/APRIL/2020 TA1 5/APRIL/2020

THRIFTY® ADULT DOG FOOD 12 lb.
UPC Code: 7015513096
Lot Codes: TI1 3/APRIL/2020 TI2 3/APRIL/2020 TI3 3/APRIL/2020 TA2 4/APRIL/2020

TOP RUNNER® PREMIUM DOG FOOD 50 lb.
UPC Code: 3540650070
Lot Code: TB1 3/APRIL/2020

WHISKERS & TAILS ADULT RECIPE COMPLETE DOG FOOD 17 lb.
UPC Code: 2114003022
Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted an investigation and determined that “additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin.”

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Symptoms Of Aflatoxin Toxicity In Pets

– lethargy
– sluggish
– reluctance to eat
– vomiting
– yellowish tint to the eyes or gums
– diarrhea

If your pet has consumed any of the recalled food and is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately. Aflatoxicosis in pets can be deadly, so be sure to share this with all your friends and family.

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What To Do

If you have purchased this food and the lot number matches the recall, stop feeding immediately.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled food are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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