FDA In Brief: Certain Lots of Sportmix Pet Food Recalled for Potentially Fatal Levels of Aflatoxin
The following quote is attributed to Amber McCoig, D.V.M., M.P.H., deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Division of Compliance:
“Although this pet food recall is still unfolding, we are sharing the facts we have so far because the levels of aflatoxin found in the recalled pet food are potentially fatal. We are working quickly on this developing situation and will continue to update the public as new information becomes available. This is in service of FDA’s mission to protect human and animal health.”
- The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain Sportmix pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.
- The FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and eight illnesses in dogs that ate the recalled product.
- This is an ongoing investigation. Case counts and the scope of this pending recall may expand as new information becomes available.
- Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can...