Even More Dog Food Recalls
I just got a few of these in my e-mail and I thought I should share them with you:
Recall — Firm Press Release
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Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Power Dry Dog Food
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 8, 2011 – Advanced Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food– due to aflatoxinlevels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Advanced Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:
- DOG POWER ADULT MAINTENANCE FORMULA 21-12 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
- DOG POWER HUNTERS FORMULA 27-14 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
- DOG POWER HI-PRO PERFORMANCE FORMULA 26-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): K0004 through K1322.
The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following states – Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.
While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Advanced Animal Nutrition is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 866-648-7646.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
O’Neal’s Feeders Supply of Deridder, Louisiana has announced a voluntarydog food recall involving one of its products due to contamination with aflatoxin.
The event was reported by the Associated Press on December 12, 2011 and involved products distributed in Louisiana and Texas.
So far, we’ve been unable to confirm this event on the FDA website.
Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a certain species of mold commonly found in cereal grains.
The products were manufactured between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.
According to the Associated Press, no illnesses have been reported.
What to Watch For
According to a previous FDA news release…
“Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.”
What to Do
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
O’Neal’s Feeders Supply has suggested consumers return the recalled dog food for a full refund.
For more information, call the company at 800-256-2769.
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