Check the list below to see if your dog food brand is included in the recall.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced an expansion of a voluntary recall on 18 dog food brands. The recall was issued over a concern that all the products may contain an above-acceptable level of Aflatoxin, a by-product of mold.

The foods manufactured by Sunshine Mills, a family-owned company from Alabama, were sold under different brand names. Previously, the company had done a voluntary recall of six products on September 2, when the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry found unsafe Aflatoxin levels in one of their dog food samples.

Brands like Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor, Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food, Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula, Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food are affected in the recent recall. The products have already been distributed to retailers across the country.

What is Aflatoxin toxicity and what are its symptoms?

Aflatoxin is a by-product of a type of mold (Aspergillus flavus) which can grow in corns and grains used in pet food. This product can even be present in the food without any visible mold. If consumed in high quantity, the product can cause severe illness, liver issues, or even death. Some symptoms of aflatoxin toxicity, also known as aflatoxicosis, are:

  • sluggishness or lethargy
  • loss of appetite
  • vomiting
  • a yellowish tint to the eyes or gums (an indication of liver damage)
  • diarrhea

Sometimes, a pet can have a damaged liver without any symptoms. Aflatoxin can accumulate in a dog’s system over time, causing delayed poisoning. It is advisable to get your pet checked by their veterinarians if they consumed any of the recalled products. 

“Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian. You may find it helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number,” FDA stated in their announcement.

Lists of the dog foods that are recalled

Currently, FDA, along with Sunshine Mills and the Louisiana DAF, is investigating other food products for the toxic mold and will be updating their list as required. The current recall includes the following products.

The lot codes of affected 4-pounds bags are:

  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 4 lb. UPC 3225120694 Lot Code TD3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 4 lb. UPC 3225120694 Lot Code TD1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 4 lb. bags, UPC 7015514339 Lot Code TE3 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 4 lb. bags, UPC 7015514339 Lot Code TE2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 12-pounds bags are:

  • Thrifty Adult Dog Food, 12 lb. bags, UPC 7015513096Lot Code TI1 3/APRIL/2020 Lot Code TI2 3/APRIL/2020
  • Thrifty Adult Dog Food, 12 lb. bags, UPC 7015513096Lot Code TI1 3/APRIL/2020 Lot Code TI3 3/APRIL/2020
  • Thrifty Adult Dog Food, 12 lb. bags, UPC 7015513096Lot Code TI1 3/APRIL/2020 Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 12.75-pounds bags are:

  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TA3 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TC1 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TC2 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TC3 3/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TA1 4/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TC1 4/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TB2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298 Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 14-pounds bags are:

  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 14 lb. UPC 3225118078 Lot Code TB1 4/APRIL/2020
  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 14 lb. UPC 3225118078 Lot Code TB2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 14 lb. UPC 3225118078 Lot Code TB3 3/APRIL/2020
  • Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food 14 lb. UPC 7015514299 Lot Code TB1 4/APRIL/2020
  • Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food 14 lb. UPC 7015514299 Lot Code TB2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 16-pounds bags are:

  • Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food, 16 lb. bags, UPC 7015514530 Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 17-pounds bags are:

  • Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food, 17 lb. bags, UPC 3680042561 Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food, 17 lb. bags, UPC 2114003022 Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 20-pounds bags are:

  • Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food, 20 lb. bags, UPC 7015510082 Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Hi-Protein (cat food), 20 lb. bags, UPC 70155505120Lot Code TI2 4/APRIL/2020 Lot Code TI3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Puppy, 20 lb. bags, UPC 7015505095Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020 Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 28-pounds bags are:

  • Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Premium Dog Food 28 lb. UPC 3225120694 Lot Code TB3 3/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 31-pounds bags are:

  • Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food 31 lb. UPC 7015514301 Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food 31 lb. UPC 7015514301 Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 40-pounds bags are:

  • Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack, 40 lb. bags, UPC 580179 586032 Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack, 40 lb. bags, UPC 580179 586032 Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition, 40 lb. bags, No UPC Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Hi-Protein (cat food), 40 lb. bags, UPC 7015505119 Lot Code TI3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Maintenance, 40 lb. bags, UPC 7015505096 Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 50-pounds bags are:

  • Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 5216624165 Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510145 Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510145 Lot Code TA2 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510145 Lot Code TA3 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510135 Lot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510135 Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 70155 10182 Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 70155 10182 Lot Code TC3 5/APRIL/2020
  • Pet Expert Always Fit Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 5208887976Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition, 50 lb. bags, No UPC Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Select, 50 lb. bags, No UPC Lot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510110Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Bites & Bones, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015505091Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Top Runner Premium Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 3540650070Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020

The lot codes of affected 52-pounds bags are:

  • Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor, 52 lb. bags, UPC 4939422642 Lot Code TC3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor, 52 lb. bags, UPC 4939422642Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020

The FDA recommends sanitizing your dog food storage containers and food trays using bleach and water. Consumers can return unopened and partially used products for a full refund. They can also discard of the products safely, keeping out of reach of children and other pets.

For any queries, pet owners can contact the company’s customer service line at (800) 705-2111 or email customer.service@sunshinemills.com.

If you suspect your pet is intoxicated, you can report to the FDA online in the agency’s Safety Reporting Portal or call them at FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

No illness has yet been reported from the recalled products, and no evidence of human intoxication from Aflatoxin has been found.

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