Hy-Vee Dog Food Recall


February 22, 2013 – Hy-Vee, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain packages of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a toxic compound commonly found in contaminated corn.

Hy-Vee Dog FoodRoutine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher than normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee dog food.

The products were manufactured at a plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC of Kansas City.

The FDA has confirmed the recall in a recent news bulletin.

Aflatoxin is typically caused by the growth of Aspergillus flavus mold and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.

Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums or diarrhea.

Where Were the Products Sold?

The recalled products carry three different “Best By” dates and were distributed between October 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013 to Hy-Vee stores in the states of…

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

What’s Being Recalled?

The following products are subject to the recall:

  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 34 lb. bag) UPC #07545005647 with lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 8 lb. bag) UPC #07545005667 with a lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a Lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a lot number ending with 29912KC and a “Best By” date of 11/25/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 20 lb. bag) UPC #07545005680 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005560 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13

The recall is limited to the products, sizes, codes or dates listed above. No other Hy-Vee dog food products are affected by the recall.

According to the company, no illnesses have been reported in dogs consuming the product and that the product does not pose a health risk to humans handling it.

The company has removed all potentially affected products from Hy-Vee stores.

What to Do?

Customers are urged to check the “Best By” dates on any product they have at home and refrain from feeding any of the recalled products to their pets.

Any bags of Hy-Vee dog food subject to the recall, whether opened or unopened, may be returned to Hy-Vee stores for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 289-8343. This number is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm CST.

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.

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  • Thank you for the sites! I will check them out!

  • Wow awesome! What are the odds of that! Do you have a website I can go to??

  • losul

    You’re on My Pet Carnivores/ delivery route! Once/month. Blue Springs this Friday night, K.C. Kansas Saturday A.M. You have to pick up from their delivery points for $15 charge.,

    I think you have to get your order in by late Wednesday afternoon this week. They have sale going on now for pickup/delivery customers only (no shipping orders on the sale) 1 case Beef tripe supermix (24 lbs) for 42.98. You can get 48 lbs for $101 – delivery included. Good deal!

    I won’t participate in the sale as I already bought enough last month to last till next month, doggone it!

    I’ll have to visit Lollypupgirls site again when I get time. Cool site.

  • Hi Tom,

    A great natural food, made not too far from you, is Nature’s Logic: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/natures-logic-dog-food-dry/. http://www.natureslogic.com/

  • Man I am looking for some natural pet food in KC, MO but after reading this I just might cooking my own like @lollypupgirl:disqus recommends… SCARY MAN…

  • Crazy4cats

    I would love to cook for my pets, but my human family would be so jealous! I barely cook for them. They already think the furry ones get more attention. Although, the pets would probably love anything I made for them! I sure hope these recalls come to an end. It is getting scary.

  • ronniegirl

    I agree with loolypupgirl cook for your dogs my dog was getting sick eating so-called natural dog food now he eats lamb with brown rice and sweet potato plus vitamins olive oil and other extras so he is getting all the nutrients so please cook for your dogs!!!! (thank-you dog food advisor)

  • Marie

    …only a matter of time…

  • lollypupgirl


  • lisa

    A big thaks to hy -vee for being straight forward about the situation. And thanks to dogfood advisor for the great job you are doing. Li

  • Dog and cat owners please read. These recalls could save your pets life if you accidently give them tainted food or treats. We have safe food and treats available, check with us on Missouri Muddy Paws Kennel. We have never had a recall or a health problem associated with our products.