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Another Reason *not* to feed foodies with grains in them, more recalls

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Purred: Fri Dec 30, '11 9:23am PST 
Just passing on information, I came across, for those, that might find it useful. The recall is due to Aflatoxin, mold, in the corn, which is a grain, as is, wheat, maize, corn flour, wheat flour. In my opinion, just another reason, not, to feed foodies with grains in them. waveway to gohug

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Two More Aflatoxin Recalls
Written By: Susan Thixton 12-29-2011 Categorized in: Pet Food Recall

The FDA has released two more aflatoxin related pet food recalls (though both were dated two weeks ago). Petrus Feed and Seed Store Dog Food and O'Neal's Feeders Supply Arrow Brand Dog Food.

From the FDA release:
O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. Recalls Arrow Brand Dry Dog Food

Contact:
Consumer:
800-256-2769

Media:
Ed O’Neal
337-463-8665

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 13, 2011 - DeRidder, Louisiana – O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Arrow Brand DOG FOOD – because it contains corn which was detected to have higher than the acceptable levels of aflatoxin.. The affected products were manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.

Affected products are:

ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks SKU #807 40 lb. bag

ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food SKU #812 40 lb. bag

ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food SKU #814 50 lb. bag

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes Lot numbers 4K0341 through 4K0365 and 04K1001 through 4K1325.


The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the state of Louisiana and Texas. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 800-256-2769 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.


And from another FDA release:

Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers
Petrus Feed And Seed Stores, Inc. Recalls Its 21% Dog Food

Contact:
Consumer/Media
318-443-2259

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 14, 2011 - Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.

The recall only applies 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307. Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.

The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

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#1
Maureen
Said this on 12-29-2011 at 12:16 pm
Good afternoon! I just saw this recall and the one that was released yesterday on Petrus Feed...I am wondering why these recalls are dated back to the second week in December? I carefully follow the recalls and never saw this one or the petrus Feed one listed and I'm just wondering if I missed it or if they just put it in print but knew about it all along. Have any ideas? Thanks and have a very happy New Year!
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Susan Thixton
Said this on 12-29-2011 at 12:34 pmin reply to #1
I have sent the FDA that question. I just today received the notice from the FDA feed I subscribe to on this recall - and the actual release was dated 15 days prior! There is no excuse as far as I'm concerned. But, if they reply and explain - I will share with everyone.
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Mollie Morrissette
Said this on 12-29-2011 at 03:25 pm
The Petrus brand recall is larger than the FDA has told us. And one of the recall notices that appeared on the FDA's site yesterday has since disappeared.
Petrus informed me that there is a third (yet unpublished by the FDA) lot of the dog food that is contaminated with aflatoxin.

After the confusion with lot numbers, a recall notice correcting a non-existant recall notice, and a recall notice that completely vanished from the FDA website hours after it was published yesterday, I called Petrus.
I was surprised to learn from Petrus of a third, yet unannounced, recall for another lot of Petrus Brand 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb bags also manufactured between December 1, 2010 through December 1, 2011 lot numbers 4K0335 - 4K0365 are contaminated with aflatoxin.
To clarify, lot numbers LL1001 – LL1335 are still a valid part of the recall, according to Petrus (even though the recall notice the FDA posted regarding this lot mysteriously disappeared yesterday from the FDA website).
The recall notice the FDA updated from an unpublished recall notice for Petrus Brand 21% Protein Dog Food affecting lot numbers 4K1011 – 4K1307 was expanded and updated to 4K1011 – 4K1335.
Confused? Don't worry, we have the FDA to keep it all straight. Afterall, that's their job, right? Isn't it?
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Toby

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Purred: Fri Dec 30, '11 9:43am PST 
Totally agree, this is a great reason. The only grain-inclusive food I give my guys is the very occasional Castor and Pollux dry meal, but only because they love it so much.
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