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Sunshine Mills expands pet food aflatoxin recall

A naturally occurring mold, aflatoxin, was found in Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet foods earlier this September. The findings by Sunshine Mills and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration led to the recall of the corn-based products produced between April 3 - 5, 2020.

If your pet is suffering from aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis), the symptoms according to the FDA include: sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. If your pet has consumed any of the recalled pet food, and is exhibiting symptoms, they should see a veterinarian immediately. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers nationwide. Any recalled dog foods remaining on store shelves should have now been removed by the retailers. If you’re wondering if your food is one of those recalled, you can check by looking up the lot code. The lot code can be found on the back of each bag. If you purchased the recalled food, you should discard it or return it to your retailer for a refund.

For the complete list of recalled foods and to read the FDA’s full recall report, follow this link: