This is an expanded update on a previous recall on foods tainted with aflatoxin first reported on Dec. 6, 2011. Luckily we whould not be too affected on the West Coast unless purchasing food online.
Like it or not our food and drug safety system is broken and companies are very slow to respond to known tainted food and taking them off the market in the hopes that they can sell as much as possible before news is out there.
Below are the recalls
News from the FDA:
Petrus recalls their 21% food (made by Cargill – which issued a recall 20 days ago)lots 4K1011 through 4K1335.
ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks SKU #807 40 lb. bag, ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food SKU #812 40 lb. bag, and ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food SKU #814 50 lb. bag. Lot numbers 4K0341 through 4K0365 and 04K1001 through 4K1325.
Both of these diets were made and sold in Louisiana.
Dec 7th 2011:
Cargill recalls lots of Riverrun and Marksman food.
PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags, RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags, RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags, RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags, MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags, MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags, MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags. Lot numbers: 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.
Dec 6th 2011:
Proctor and Gamble has recalled a lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food due to contamination with aflatoxin (fungal toxin from Aspergillus). As of yet no illnesses reported, but symptoms can include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, or jaundice from liver disease.
It has already been pulled from the shelves and so far has been confined to stores in the eastern United States. I am unsure if any has been sold online to be distributed out our way.
Affected lot has expiration date Feb 5 or Feb 6th 2013.
7 lb bag code date 1278417716 UPC 1901402305
8 lb bag code date 1279417702, 1279417703 UPC 1901410208
17.5 lb bag code date 12794177K1, 12794177K2 UPC 1901401848
I will keep a close eye out and update this information if the recall expands
please look to comments section for updates