Three kinds of dog food sold at Family Dollar stores nationally are being recalled after a deadly mold by-product toxin was found in them.
Not long after a recall of its Nature’s Menu Real Chicken and Quail dog foods in August, Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued another voluntary recall on September for potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin. The recall affects 12 lots of three different products.
The USDA shared Sunshine Mills’ recall, which states that “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 recalled products at this point, and no other Sunshine Mills products are affected.
The recall includes:
Family Pet® Meaty Cuts Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food
4-lb bags, lot codes TD3 4/APRIL/2020 and TD1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC 3225120694
14-lb bags, lot codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020 and TB3 3/APRIL/2020, UPC 3225118078
28-lb bags, lot code TB3 3/APRIL/2020, UPC 3225118078
Heartland Farms® Grilled Favorites, Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor
14-lb bags, lot codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020 and TB2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC 7015514299
31-lb bags, lot codes TA2 4/APRIL/2020 and TA3 4/APRIL/2020, UPC 7015514301
Paws Happy Life® Butcher’s Choice Dog Food
16-lb bags, lot codes TA1 4/APRIL/2020 and TA2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC 3680035763
Recalled products were distributed to retail stores across the United States, Sunshine Mills reported.