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Pet Food Recall 2021, we begin January 2021 with a pet food recall. An approximate 70 dogs dead and 80 dogs ill. Expiration dates on packages (lots of food) are for 2022. That is one year away. Please ensure your dog is not eating or has consumed any of the foods on the list.
We then urge you to think about the nutrition your pet gains from a packaged product with a shelf life of 12 months.
SportMix Pet Food Recall Visit the FDA site here for a list of affected foods.
More information here at The Truth About Pet Food
Check for lot numbers and expiry dates to know if you have a bag of the food in the recall list.
This recall is initiated due to fatal levels of Aflatoxin in the foods.
What is Aflatoxin? A poison produced the mould Aspergillus flavus which grows on maize, corn and grains commonly used in pet foods.
The pet food recall 2021 is one of a long list of recalls. You may argue that food recalls are infrequent- the truth of recall history is that they date back to 2005. Recalled foods are for various reasons from excess of Vitamin D to aflatoxin poisoning, or salmonella.
The fact of the matter is simple. If these were human foods the public outcry would demand stricter controls. Out pets are family, there is no reason to settle for foods or products which may cause them illness or harm.
As pet owners, a recall for a pet product affects us across continents and countries. Foods, products and devices know no borders and we trust companies and manufacturers keep pet welfare in mind. When we find them lacking, it our responsibility as pet owners and an industry to stay vigilant and keep our pets safe.
Resources and References
If you would like to know more or need help finding more resources, drop us a line and we will be happy to help. Stay well, stay safe and feed your pets well.