FDA expanding dry food recall after 70+ pets have died

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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ATTENTION PET OWNERS: The FDA is expanding a recall for dry pet food after more than 70 pets have died and dozens of others have gotten sick.

NEW YORK -- The FDA is expanding a recall for dry pet food after more than 70 pets have died and dozens of others have gotten sick.

The manufacturer of Sportmix pet foods first recalled some products last month after it was discovered it may contain deadly levels of a type of mold.

As of Monday, the FDA said it is aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 that have gotten sick after eating Sportmix pet food.

The FDA says not all of the cases have officially been confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning through laboratory testing or veterinary record review.

But now the company is adding products that contain corn to the recall list.

Some of the symptoms reported include fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice and diarrhea. In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show other symptoms.

Pet owners should stop feeding their pets the recalled products and consult their veterinarian, especially if their pet is showing any sign of illness.

Newest list of recalled products:

Lots of the following pet food products have been recalled if the date/lot code includes an expiration date on or before "07/09/22" and includes "05" in the date/lot code, which identifies products made in the Oklahoma plant:

Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag

Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag

Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag

Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag

Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag

Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag

Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag

Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag

Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag

Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag

Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag

Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag

Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag

Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag

The original list of recalled pet food products include:

-Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag

Exp 03/02/22/05/L2

Exp 03/02/22/05/L3

Exp 03/03/22/05/L2

-Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag

Exp 03/02/22/05/L3

-Sportmix Premium High Energy, 50 lb. bag

Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

-Sportmix Premium High Energy, 44 lb. bag

Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

-Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag

Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

-Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag

Exp 03/03/22/05/L2

Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

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