Dog Food Recall: Cargill Voluntarily Recalls River Run and Marksman Dog Foods Due to Possible Presence of Aflatoxin

By on Dec 11, 2011 in Animals, Announcement, Food, Lifestyle, Science, United States Comments

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A dog food recall involves Cargill Animal Nutrition, in Lecompte, Louisiana, which has voluntarily recalled River Run and Marksman dog foods due to the possible presence of aflatoxin. This was disclosed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this December 2011.

Aflatoxin is a toxin coming from molds that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the eyes or gums and listlessness. To date there are no reported cases of illnesses due to the River Run and Marksman dog foods but stores have been told to remove all the affected dog food from their shelves.

According to the FDA report, the affected products are those manufactured between December 1, 2010, and December 1, 2011. The products include:

•    “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 contaminated dog foods have been distributed in 15 states namely Arkansas, some areas in California and Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Southern Illinois, Southeast Indiana, Louisiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Customers are instructed to call Cargill’s company number at 855-460-1532 if they have bought the affected dog food products, or report any problem to www.cargill.com/feed/dog-food-recall  or www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints. Illnesses of pets should be referred immediately to a veterinarian.



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