Dog Food Recall Triggered By Potential Mold Contamination

Six brands of dog food are being recalled

By Marilyn Nelson on August 3, 2021
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Pet food distributor, Sunshine Mills Inc, is voluntarily recalling some of its dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Aflaxtoxin. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus, a fungus, but it can harmful to animals if consumed in large amounts, according to the U.S Food and Drug Association.

Some of the brands affected include Triumph Wild Spirit, Evolve, Wild Harvest, Nurture Farms, Elm Pet Foods and Heart to Tail Pure Being.

The foods affected, all of which have a best by date of Feb. 11, 2022 and include:

  • Triumph Wild Spirit Craft Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (3.5 and 30 pound)
  • Evolve Classic Super Premium Food for Dogs Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (15 and 30-pound)
  • Wild Harvest Premium Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (14-pound)
  • Nurture Farms Natural Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (15-pound)
  • Heart to Tail Pure Being Natural Dog Food Deboned Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (5-pound)
  • Elm Pet Foods Naturals Chicken & Rice Recipe Dog Food (40-pound)

Common symptoms include sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and diarrhea, but toxicity can happen without any symptoms at all. Contact your vet if you believe your pet has consumed the recalled dog food.

You can return the food to the store where it was purchased for a refund. Do not dispose of the food where children or wildlife may get into it.

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