RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons.

First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to the potential for elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring by-product resulting from the growth of Aspergillus flavus, a corn mold which can be harmful to animals when consumed in significant quantities. Earlier this year, Sunshine Mills issued food recalls over Aflatoxin contamination after the death of 70 dogs. It is important to note in this recall of six Sunshine Mills food brands, there have been no illnesses reported. The recall is voluntary and meant to ensure the safety of their customers.

Secondly, earlier in the month, 3 oz. cans of Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Tuna Entrée in Sauce Wet Cat Food were recalled over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Sunshine Mills Recalls Six Brands Over Potential Aflatoxin Growth

With levels of Aflatoxin possibly exceeding the acceptable limit, Sunshine Foods, Inc. is working in coordination with the FDA regarding the voluntary recall of the following six brands and the sizes and lot codes involved. Affected products were distributed nationally and retail stores who received affected products have already been notified with the request to remove them from shelves.

There are no other Triumph®, Evolve®, Wild Harvest®, Nurture Farms®, Pure Being®, or Elm products involved in this recall. Check your packaging for the following information:

Triumph:

  • Triumph Wild Spirit Craft Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3.5 lbs., UPC #073657 008736, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TD2 11/Feb/2021
  • Triumph Wild Spirit Craft Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 30 lbs., UPC #073657 008750, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA2 11/Feb/2021
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Evolve:

  • Evolve Classic Super Premium Food for Dogs Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 15 lbs., UPC #073657 008750, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA1 11/Feb/2021
  • Evolve Classic Super Premium Food for Dogs Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 15 lbs., UPC #073657 008750, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA2 11/Feb/2021
  • Evolve Classic Super Premium Food for Dogs Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 30 lbs., UPC #073657 380313, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA2 11/Feb/2021
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Wild Harvest:

  • Wild Harvest Premium Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 14 lbs., UPC #711535 509523, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA2 11/Feb/2021
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Nurture Farms:

  • Nurture Farms Natural Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 15 lbs., UPC #070155 113597, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA2 11/Feb/2021
  • Heart to Tail Pure Being:
  • Heart to Tail Pure Being Natural Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 5 lbs., UPC #4099100129441, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TD2 11/Feb/2021
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Heart to Tail Pure Being:

  • Heart to Tail Pure Being Natural Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 5 lbs., UPC #4099100129441, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TD2 11/Feb/2021
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Elm:

  • Elm Pet Foods Naturals Chicken & Rice Recipe Dog Food, 40 lbs., UPC #070155 225221, best by Feb. 11, 2022, Lot Code TA1 11/Feb/2021
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This recall is not related to Sunshine Mills products involved in the January 2021 recall of Aflatoxin-contaminated products that killed 70 dogs. If you have any of the products listed above, discontinue use of the product and return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers can contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email: customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.

Symptoms of Aflatoxin Poisoning

While there have been no illnesses reported, keep an eye out for these symptoms of Aflatoxin Poisoning as given by the FDA:

  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums or skin due to liver damage)
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood clotting, long-term liver problems, and/or death if exposure is prolonged.

Contact your veterinarian immediately if any symptoms occur.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Recalls One Lot of Canned Cat Food

Nestlé Purina PetCare has recalled one lot of 3 oz. cans of Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Tuna Entrée in Sauce Wet Cat Food in what they are calling “an abundance of caution” due to potential contamination of “black flexible plastic pieces which could pose a choking hazard if swallowed.” Sold at pet specialty, farm/feed and online retailers in the United States only, retailers have been contacted and asked to remove products from shelves.

To find out if your cans are involved, look for the following information on the bottom of cans:

  • Consumer UPC 38100-11197
  • Best By: JUN2023
  • Lot Production Code: 11621160
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Only this particular production lot is included in the recall. Nestlé Purina PetCare advises consumers to discard the listed products to prevent injury and illness. Contact them by phone at 1- 866-979-2478 with questions or to report your products and they will replace them. You can also visit https://www.proplantunaentreerecall.com/ to learn more.

H/T: www.petful.com

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