December 19, 2010 — 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.
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.