Cargill has announced a voluntary dog food recall involving two of its brands due to contamination with aflatoxin.
Both River Run and Marksman dry dog foods were produced at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana plant.
The recall includes 13 states and 2 territories: Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, and limited areas of Florida, California Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
The FDA has confirmed the Cargill recall in its latest news bulletin.
Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a certain species of mold commonly found in cereal grains.
The products listed have Lot Codes 4K0335 through 4K0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335, LL0335 through LL0365, and LL1001 through LL1335 on the tag or bag and include:
- River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food 50#
- River Run 21% Protein Dog Food (50# and 40#)
- River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food 50#
- River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food (50# and 40#)
- Marksman 28-18 Dog Food 40#
- Marksman 24-20 Dog Food 40#
- Marksman 20-10 Dog Food (50# and 40#)
What to Watch For
According to Cargill…
“Exposure to excessive levels of aflatoxin, especially over extended periods of time, can lead to reduced liver function.
Call your veterinarian if your dog has had a product that may have contained aflatoxin and exhibits sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, diarrhea, or yellowing of the eyes or gums.”
What to Do
If a dog shows any of these signs, consumers should stop feeding the suspected products immediately — and consult a veterinarian.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Cargill has suggested consumers return any unused portion of the recalled dog food to the store where it was bought for a full refund. For more information, call the company at 855-460-1532.
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