Petrus Dog Food Recall

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Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. of Alexandria, Louisiana has announced a voluntary dog food recall involving one of its products due to contamination with aflatoxin.

The event was reported by the Food and Drug Administration in a news bulletin dated December 14, 2011.

The affected dry kibble products were manufactured by Cargill at its manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.

The recall only applies to the company’s 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307.

Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.

Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a certain species of mold commonly found in cereal grains.

FDA claims no illnesses have been reported.

What to Watch For

According to a previous FDA news release…

“Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.”

What to Do

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.

According to the FDA bulletin, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure.

Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether or not the packages have been opened – to their place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers should contact 318-443-2259, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

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