Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dry Dog Food RECALL

In an effort to keep our precious pets safe I try to post dog product recalls as soon as I find them. Unfortunately, there is a recent recall to report:

Cargill Animal Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food "River Run" and "Marksmen" due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The recall applies to affected products that were manufactured at Cargill's Lecompte Louisiana facility between the dates of:
12/1-/through 12/1/2011

For those of you that don't know the definition of aflatoxin {which would include me ;) } here is a description that I found on Wikipedia:

"Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by many species of Aspergillus, a fungus, the most notable ones being Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Aflatoxins are toxic and among the most carcinogenic substances known.[1] After entering the body, aflatoxins may be metabolized by the liver to a reactive epoxide intermediate or hydroxylated to become the less harmful aflatoxin M1".

The fact that it is a fungus that attacks the liver is certainly concerning. Please be sure to get the word out to the pet community so we can prevent any animal from being harmed by this product.
For more information concerning this recall, please visit this FDA site

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