Company Announcement Date: 08/10/2020
Product Type: Dog Food, Cat Food
Reason for Announcement: Elevated levels of aflatoxin
Company Name: Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Brand Name: Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, Hunter's Special, Old Glory, Paws Happy Life, Pet Expert, Principle Superior, Retriever, River Bend, Sportsman's Pride, Sprout, Thrifty, Top Runner, Whisker's & Tails
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to expand its voluntary recall to include these additional products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products.
The expansion of this voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.
No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.
Pets with aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis) may show symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. Pets experiencing any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled products should be seen by a veterinarian.
The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported to a distributor in Japan and Colombia. Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull any remaining inventory of these lots from their shelves. There are no other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails products or other lot codes of these products affected by this voluntary recall. The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag.
CHAMP® MINI CHUNK DOG FOOD BEEF AND CHICKEN FLAVOR
FIELD TRIAL® COMPLETE NUTRITION PREMIUM DOG FOOD
GOOD DOG BRAND DOG FOOD HI-ENERGY FORMULA
HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD HI ENERGY FORMULA
HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD MAINTENANCE FORMULA
HUNTER’S SPECIAL® FARM & RANCH RECIPE SUPER CHUNKS DOG FOOD
OLD GLORY® DOG FOOD HEARTY BEEF & CHICKEN FLAVOR
PAWS HAPPY LIFE® NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE DOG FOOD
PET EXPERT ALWAYS FIT FORMULA
PRINCIPLE SUPER PREMIUM NATURAL DOG FOOD BREEDER PACK
RETRIEVER® BITES & BONES ADULT COMPLETE NUTRITION SAVORY CHICKEN FLAVOR
RIVER BEND DOG FOOD BASIC NUTRITION
RIVER BEND DOG FOOD SELECT
SPORTSMAN’S PRIDE® MAINTENANCE ADULT FORMULA DOG FOOD
SPROUT® BITES & BONES
THRIFTY® ADULT DOG FOOD
TOP RUNNER® PREMIUM DOG FOOD
WHISKERS & TAILS ADULT RECIPE COMPLETE DOG FOOD
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service by:
Phone: (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
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