Breaking News: Expanded Dog Food Recall (10/8/2020)

Breaking News: Expanded Dog Food Recall (10/8/2020)

A person making a stack of dog treats.A person making a stack of dog treats.
A person making a stack of dog treats.A person making a stack of dog treats.

Table of Contents:

  1. Which Products Were Recalled in September?
  2. Which Additional Products are Being Recalled?
  3. Why Are These Products Being Recalled?
  4. What Should I Do?


Sunshine Mills Inc. issued a voluntary recall for several dog food products on September 2nd. On October 8th, they expanded the recall to cover a number of additional products.

Which Products Were Recalled in September?

Sunshine Mills recalled items from three product lines back in September. Check out the full list.

Which Additional Products are Being Recalled?

  • 12-pound bags of Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor
    • UPC Code: 7328315416
    • Lot Code: TC2 3/April/2020
  • 16-pound bags of Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015514530
    • Lot Code: TC2 4/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula
    • UPC Code: 5216624165
    • Lot Code: TA1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula
    • UPC Code: 7015510145
    • Lot Codes: TA1 5/April/2020, TA2 5/April/2020, TA3 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula
    • UPC Code: 7015510135
    • Lot Codes: TB3 4/April/2020, TB1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015510182
    • Lot Codes: TC2 5/April/2020, TC3 5/April/2020
  • 4-pound bags of Old Glory Dog Food Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor
    • UPC Code: 7015514339
    • Lot Codes: TE3 3/April/2020, TE2 4/April/2020
  • 12.75-pound bags of Old Glory Dog Food Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor
    • UPC Code: 7015514298
    • Lot Codes: TA3 3/April/2020, TB1 3/April/2020, TC1 3/April/2020, TC2 3/April/2020, TC3 3/April/2020, TA1 4/April/2020, TC1 4/April/2020, TA2 4/April/2020, TB2 4/April/2020, TC2 4/April/2020
  • 17-pound bags of Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 3680042561
    • Lot Code: TC2 4/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Pet Expert Always Fit Formula
    • UPC Code: 5208887976
    • Lot Codes: TC2 5/April/2020
  • 40-pound bags of Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack
    • UPC Code: 580179586032
    • Lot Codes: TA3 4/April/2020, TA1 5/April/2020
  • 52-pound bags of Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor
    • UPC Code: 4939422642
    • Lot Codes: TC3 4/April/2020, TC1 5/April/2020
  • 40-pound bags of River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition
    • UPC Code: None
    • Lot Code: TC1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition
    • UPC Code: None
    • Lot Code: TC1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of River Bend Dog Food Select
    • UPC Code: None
    • Lot Code: TB3 4/April/2020
  • 20-pound bags of Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015510082
    • Lot Code: TB1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015510110
    • Lot Code: TB1 5/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Sprout Bites & Bones Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015505091
    • Lot Code: TC2 4/April/2020
  • 20-pound bags of Sprout Hi-Protein Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 70155505120
    • Lot Codes: TI2 4/April/2020, TI3 4/April/2020
  • 40-pound bags of Sprout Hi-Protein Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015505119
    • Lot Code: TI3 4/April/2020
  • 40-pound bags of Sprout Maintenance Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015505096
    • Lot Code: TB1 5/April/2020
  • 20-pound bags of Sprout Puppy Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015505095
    • Lot Codes: TA3 4/April/2020, TA1 5/April/2020
  • 12-pound bags of Thrifty Adult Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 7015513096
    • Lot Codes: TI1 3/April/2020, TI2 3/April/2020, TI3 3/April/2020, TA2 4/April/2020
  • 50-pound bags of Top Runner Premium Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 3540650070
    • Lot Code: TB1 3/April/2020
  • 17-pound bags of Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food
    • UPC Code: 2114003022
    • Lot Code: TC2 4/April/2020

Why Are These Products Being Recalled?

Sunshine Mills announced the initial recall after Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry discovered evidence of aflatoxin contamination in a single sample. In the weeks since, they have been collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate. This expanded recall follows the discovery that additional lots may have become contaminated.

Dogs who have ingested aflatoxin may experience symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and yellow coloration. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog exhibits any warning signs.

What Should I Do?

If you have purchased any potentially contaminated products, stop feeding them to your pets immediately. The FDA encourages consumers to contact Sunshine Mills for a full refund.

Learn more about the potential dangers of ingesting moldy dog food.

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