Sunshine Mills Multiple Brand Recall

sunshine mills dog food recallAs of October 9, 2020 — Sunshine Mills, Inc has expanded its September 2 recall to include multiple additional products. The FDA has issued an advisory to ensure the public is kept informed about all of these potentially fatal products that may still be on the shelves of your local grocery story or in your own homes.

What Dog Food Products Have Been Recalled?

  • Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor, 12 lb. bags, UPC 7328315416
    • Lot Code TC2 3/APRIL/2020
  • Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food, 16 lb. bags, UPC 7015514530
    • Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 5216624165
    • Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510145
    • Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA2 5/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA3 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510135
    • Lot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 70155 10182
    • Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC3 5/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 4 lb. bags, UPC 7015514339
    • Lot Code TE3 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TE2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food, 12.75 lb. bags, UPC 7015514298
    • Lot Code TA3 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC1 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC2 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC3 3/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA1 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC1 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TB2 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food, 17 lb. bags, UPC 3680042561
    • Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Pet Expert Always Fit Formula, 50 lb. bags, UPC 5208887976
    • Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
  • Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack, 40 lb. bags, UPC 580179 586032
    • Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor, 52 lb. bags, UPC 4939422642
    • Lot Code TC3 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition, 40 lb. bags, No UPC
    • Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition, 50 lb. bags, No UPC
    • Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • River Bend Dog Food Select, 50 lb. bags, No UPC
    • Lot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food, 20 lb. bags, UPC 7015510082
    • Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510110
    • Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Bites & Bones, 50 lb. bags, UPC 7015505091
    • Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Thrifty Adult Dog Food, 12 lb. bags, UPC 7015513096
      • Lot Code TI1 3/APRIL/2020
      • Lot Code TI2 3/APRIL/2020
      • Lot Code TI3 3/APRIL/2020
      • Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Maintenance, 40 lb. bags, UPC 7015505096
    • Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Sprout Puppy, 20 lb. bags, UPC 7015505095
    • Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020
    • Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Top Runner Premium Dog Food, 50 lb. bags, UPC 3540650070
    • Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020
  • Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food, 17 lb. bags, UPC 2114003022
    • Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020

 

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Cause of This Dog Food Recall

The potential for contamination was discovered during a routine check on September 2 where 12 lots of dog foods were previously recalled. Not long after, the FDA decided that additional products that have been made with the same corn have potential to contain unsafe levels of aflatoxin. On October 8, 2020, Sunshine Mills announced an expanded recall to include the additional products mentioned above.

What You Need to Know About Aflatoxin Poisoning

Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains and is commonly used as ingredients in pet food. At high consumption levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.

If your pet that has consumed any of the recalled products and are showing any symptoms of aflatoxin including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a lack of appetite, vomiting, yellow tint in eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

“The FDA is asking veterinarians who suspect aflatoxin poisoning in their patients to report the cases through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. Pet owners can also report suspected cases to the FDA.” – FDA

 

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What to do Next

The FDA recommends taking these next steps to ensure the safety of your pets and wild animals.

  • Do not feed recalled products to your pets or any other animals.
  • You can contact the company listed on the package for further instructions or throw the products away in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them.
  • Sanitize pet food bowls, scoops, and storage containers using bleach, rinsing well afterwards with water, and drying thoroughly.

At this time there is no evidence that suggests that pet owners who touch products containing aflatoxin are at risk of poisoning.

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

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

or by email at [email protected] for additional information.

You can also report your complaint by visiting the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

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Sources used: FDA