Cargill Animal Nutrition has recalled two regional brands of dog food—River Run and Marksman—due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.
The recalled products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, La., facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011.
No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall, Cargill reported.
The affected products are:
• Professional Formula River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
• River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
• River Run 21% Protein Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
• River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
• Marksman Dog Food 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40-pound bags
• Marksman Dog Food 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40- and 50-pound bags
• Marksman Dog Food 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40-pound bags
The recall only applies to the above products with the following packaging date codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.
The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following 15 states/territories—Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.
Retailers have been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves. Consumers are urged to return affected products—whether in opened or unopened packages—to their place of purchase for a full refund.
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.
Cargill encouraged consumers to go to the company's website or call 855-460-1532 for more information.
Cargill's recall follows yesterday's dog food recall by The Procter and Gamble Co. P&G voluntarily recalled a single-production lot of Iams Proactive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels detected above the acceptable limit.