Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

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

Reason for Recall

 

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 Information

 

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.

 

Illnesses Reported

 

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.

Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and Others

 

Product Information

 

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

  • Size: 12 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 3/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7328315416

FIELD TRIAL® COMPLETE NUTRITION PREMIUM DOG FOOD

  • Size: 16 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015514530

GOOD DOG BRAND DOG FOOD HI-ENERGY FORMULA

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 5216624165

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD HI ENERGY FORMULA

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TA1 5/APRIL/2020 TA2 5/APRIL/2020 TA3 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015510145

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® DOG FOOD MAINTENANCE FORMULA

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TB3 4/APRIL/2020 TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015510135

HUNTER’S SPECIAL® FARM & RANCH RECIPE SUPER CHUNKS DOG FOOD

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 5/APRIL/2020 TC3 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015510182

OLD GLORY® DOG FOOD HEARTY BEEF & CHICKEN FLAVOR

  • Size: 4 lb
    • Lot Codes: TE3 3/APRIL/2020 TE2 4/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 7015514339
  • Size: 12.75 lb
    • Lot Codes: TA3 3/APRIL/2020 TB1 3/APRIL/2020 TC1 3/APRIL/2020 TC2 3/APRIL/2020 TC3 3/APRIL/2020 TA1 4/APRIL/2020 TC1 4/APRIL/2020 TA2 4/APRIL/2020 TB2 4/APRIL/2020 TC2 4/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 7015514298

PAWS HAPPY LIFE® NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE DOG FOOD

  • Size: 17 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 3680042561

PET EXPERT ALWAYS FIT FORMULA

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 5208887976

PRINCIPLE SUPER PREMIUM NATURAL DOG FOOD BREEDER PACK

  • Size: 40 lb
  • Lot Codes: TA3 4/APRIL/2020 TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 580179586032

RETRIEVER® BITES & BONES ADULT COMPLETE NUTRITION SAVORY CHICKEN FLAVOR

  • Size: 52 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC3 4/APRIL/2020 TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 4939422642

RIVER BEND DOG FOOD BASIC NUTRITION

  • Size: 40 lb
    • Lot Codes: TC1 5/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: None
  • Size: 50 lb
    • Lot Codes: TC1 5/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: None

RIVER BEND DOG FOOD SELECT

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TB3 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: None

SPORTSMAN’S PRIDE® MAINTENANCE ADULT FORMULA DOG FOOD

  • Size: 20 lb
    • Lot Codes: TB1 5/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 7015510082
  • Size: 50 lb
    • Lot Codes: TB1 5/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 7015510110

SPROUT® BITES & BONES

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015505091

SPROUT® HI-PROTEIN

  • Size: 20 lb
    • Lot Codes: TI2 4/APRIL/2020 TI3 4/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 70155505120
  • Size: 40 lb
    • Lot Codes: TI3 4/APRIL/2020
    • UPC Code: 7015505119

SPROUT® MAINTENANCE

  • Size: 40 lb
  • Lot Codes: TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015505096

SPROUT® PUPPY

  • Size: 20 lb
  • Lot Codes: TA3 4/APRIL/2020 TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015505095

THRIFTY® ADULT DOG FOOD

  • Size: 12 lb
  • Lot Codes: TI1 3/APRIL/2020 TI2 3/APRIL/2020 TI3 3/APRIL/2020 TA2 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 7015513096

TOP RUNNER® PREMIUM DOG FOOD

  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Codes: TB1 3/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 3540650070

WHISKERS & TAILS ADULT RECIPE COMPLETE DOG FOOD

  • Size: 17 lb
  • Lot Codes: TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • UPC Code: 2114003022

 

What You Should Do

 

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.

 

Contact

 

Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service by:

Phone: (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday

Email: customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information

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Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin
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Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin
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