Kroger Dog Food Recalled for Aflatoxin

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The Kroger Company has announced a voluntary dog food recall of certain packages of pet foods sold in some of its retail stores due to the possibility of contamination with aflatoxin.

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Aflatoxin poses a dangerous and significant health risk to pets.

Complete details regarding this recall are available in this FDA Press Release dated 12/18/2010.

Aflatoxin is a dangerous chemical toxin produced as a by-product of the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on contaminated cereal grains.

Signs and symptoms of aflatoxicosis include…

  • Reluctance to eat
  • Severe or bloody diarrhea
  • Sluggishness and lethargy
  • Yellow-tinted eyes or gums

Dog food recalls involving aflatoxin poisoning can be potentially serious matters for both humans and pets. In suspected cases, consult a veterinarian immediately.

So, take precautions… and be sure to tell everyone you know.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

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