Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, Ind., is expanding its December 30, 2020 voluntary pet food recall of certain products produced in their Chickasha facility to include all dog and cat food made with corn products, because those products may contain aflatoxin levels that exceed acceptable limits. The products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores nationwide.
Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.
As of January 11, FDA is aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 pets that are sick after eating the company’s Sportmix pet food. Not all of these cases have been officially confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning through laboratory testing or veterinary record review. This count is approximate and may not reflect the total number of pets affected. No human illnesses have been reported.