This Just In…
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The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and the Forestry Feed Program is in the midst of a nationwide pet food recall. Why? Because they have discovered Aflatoxin in a dry dog food.
Aflatoxin is a mycotoxin produced by a fungus commonly found in grain such as corn.
They test regularly for toxins as a part of their regular efforts to protect the public and pets at large. The Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner says that Aflatoxin is a very potent carcinogen that in this particular case could have been harmful to pets.
*****A carcinogen is
… any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes.
Hey guys! Certain breeds are predisposed to cancer.
To name a few:
- Great Danes – Prone to short lifespans, dogs of this breed are most likely to die from cancer.
- Bernese Mountain Dogs – Also a breed with one of the shortest average lifespans, Bernese Mountain Dogs are prone to several forms of cancer.
There has been a stop sale order placed on the product and a request submitted to that company to remove it from the shelves in Louisiana when they learned of the positive results.
The regulatory testing has resulted in a voluntary recall by Sunshine Mills. The press release I found says that we all should be looking for this. Keep your eyes open while shopping, please!
Look for lot number TD1 05 APRIL 2020 11:50, Best if used by 04/05/2021 Guarantor: Midwood Brands LLC and dispose of it or return it to the store where purchased.
The pet food tested by the LDAF was Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food manufactured by Sunshine Mills for Midwood Brands LLC which is sold at Family Dollar stores.
Now, let me say this. Just because you don’t live in Louisiana does not mean that you should not be looking out for these lot numbers. Look! You could save your dogs’ life. Remember, some of our dogs are going to get cancer anyway but you don’t have to help by allowing them to accidentally ingest carcinogens. Enough said.
From Our Table
go! Solutions by petcurean
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Okay. It’s good dog food.
This is an excellent food source for a small breed dog and is obtainable in Canada and the United States. The main drawback to this product though, is its limited availability.
I mean, you cannot pick this up every and anywhere. You have got to go to more upscale pet food and supply stores. And bring Fluffy with you, will you please? Thank you. Or, You’ve got to get this online. By now, thedoggyperspective.comers know how I feel about Chewy.com because they stay up with trends and they will get great products to you.
Special Note: History of recalls on this product.
In the past, Petcurean products have been affected by one very large recall:
- In November 2003, the FDA issued a recall for all Go! products that were manufactured in the company’s Texas plant due to reports of liver disease and liver failure. About 80% of this product was sold through a single chain, Pet Food Express.
Jacquelynism: They have since gotten their act together. Nonetheless, read labels and lot numbers, puhleeez.