Sunshine Mills Inc. recalled certain bags of dog food that were sold under the brand-names Family Pet®, Heartland Farms®, and Paws Happy Life® due to a risk of elevated levels of aflatoxin, a naturally-occurring mold byproduct.
Aflatoxin occurs from the growth of the mold Aspergillus flavus. Pets who eat significant amounts may be sluggish, lethargic, reluctant to eat, vomiting, have a yellowish tint to their eyes or gums, or diarrhea.
No pet illnesses were reported. The recall was issued after a single 4-pound bag of dog food tested positive for aflatoxin, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The products include Family Pet® Meaty Cuts Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food, Heartland Farms® Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor, and Paws Happy Life® Butcher’s Choice Dog Food.
Last week, Sunshine Mills also recalled certain bags of Nature’s Menu® dog food due to a risk of Salmonella contamination.
The recalled dog food was distributed nationwide at retail stores. Sunshine Mills is asking consumers to return the unused part of the food to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
Source: Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin