Recall: Midwestern Pet Foods Expands Recall of Dog and Cat Food Products

PetMD Editorial
January 11, 2021
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Company: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.
Brand Name: Sportmix, Nunn Better, ProPac, Sportstrail, Splash Fat Cat
Recall Date: 1/11/2021

Recalled Products:

The products recalled cover all that expire on or before July 9, 2022, depicted as “07/09/22” in the date code on the product. Products with expiration dates after 07/09/22 are not included in the recall.

Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three-line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM” as follows (see below in pictures section).

This recall covers ONLY product manufactured at Midwestern Pet Food’s Chickasha, Oklahoma facility. Note that the unique Chickasha Facility identifier is located in the date code as a “05” and “REG. OK‐PFO‐0005” at the end of the date code.

Find the full list of lot codes in the FDA's list here.

  • Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk

  • Pro Pac Performance Puppy

  • Splash Fat Cat 32%

  • Nunn Better Maintenance

  • Sportstrail 50

  • Sportmix Original Cat 15

  • Sportmix Original Cat 31

  • Sportmix Maintenance 44

  • Sportmix Maintenance 50

  • Sportmix High Protein 50

  • Sportmix Energy Plus 44

  • Sportmix Energy Plus 50

  • Sportmix Stamina 44

  • Sportmix Stamina 50

  • Sportmix Bite Size 40

  • Sportmix Bite Size 44

  • Sportmix High Energy 44

  • Sportmix High Energy 50

  • Sportmix Premium Puppy 16.5

  • Sportmix Premium Puppy 33

 

Reason for Recall:

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN, is expanding its December 30, 2020 voluntary recall of certain dog and cat food products produced in their Chickasha Operations Facility to include all dog and cat pet food products made with corn products because those products may contain aflatoxin levels which exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores nationwide. 

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

There have been reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs associated with certain lots of products. No human illnesses have been reported.

This is a voluntary recall conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What to Do:

Retailers and distributors:

Immediately pull recalled lots from their inventory and shelves. Do not sell or donate the recalled products. Retailers are encouraged to contact consumers who have purchased the recalled products, if you have the means to do so (frequent buyer cards, etc.).

Pet parents:

If your pet shows signs of aflatoxin poisoning including sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea, contact a veterinarian immediately. Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian. It may be helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number.

Do not feed the recalled products to your pets or any other animals. Destroy the products in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.

Contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at 800-474-4163, ext. 455 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected] for additional information.

Source: FDA