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    Pet food recall: Petrus 21% Protein Dog Food

    Posted: 28 Dec 2011 07:28 PM PST

    Another dog food manufactured at the Cargill plant in Louisiana has been recalled due to Aflatoxin. Petrus Feed & Seed is recalling one of their foods that is distributed in Louisiana.

    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.

    Apparently this release is a “corrected” release about this recall, but I never saw the first one, and neither of them are showing up on the FDA Animal & Veterinary Recalls and Withdrawals list. You’ll find the updated recall notice on the FDA website here: Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers Petrus Feed And Seed Stores, Inc. Recalls Its 21% Dog Food.

    These foods have also been recalled recently due to aflatoxin:

    (thanks Kim!)