An important update for pet owners: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just released an announcement to notify dog owners that various types of dog food have been recalled after it was shipped to retailers such as Chewy, Walmart, Amazon, etc. We have the details.
On Thursday, the FDA issued an advisory alerting consumers to a recall on varieties of the following six dog food brands: Triumph, Evolve, Wild Harvest, Nurture Farms, Pure Being and Elm.
The specific flavors, lot numbers, UPC codes and expiration dates of the recalled dog foods can be found in the table below, as published by the FDA.
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The recall was issued after the brand’s manufacturer, Sunshine Mills, Inc., identified the presence of “potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin above the acceptable limit.” The FDA explains that “Aflatoxin poisoning can also occur if a pet eats moldy corn, grains, peanuts, or other foods contaminated with aflatoxins … even if there is no visible mold. on pet food ”.
In these cases, the FDA says exposure to aflatoxins can cause any of the following symptoms:
“[S]heaviness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tinge of the eyes, gums or skin due to liver damage), unexplained bruising or bleeding and / or diarrhea. In some cases, aflatoxins can affect blood clotting and cause long-term liver problems and / or death. Some pets can suffer from liver damage without showing signs in the early stages of aflatoxin poisoning and if they continue to eat contaminated food they can die suddenly. “
In Thursday’s announcement, Sunshine Mills said “no illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.” They also suggest that pets should be seen by a veterinarian if they experience any of the above symptoms after consuming any of the recalled dog foods.
The company also advises: “Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should stop using the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact customer service at Sunshine Mills, Inc. at (800) 705-2111 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. “
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