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    Pet food recall: Arrow Brand Dog Food due to Aflatoxin

    Posted: 13 Dec 2011 07:20 AM PST

    Arrow Brand Dog Food, sold in Louisiana and Texas, is being recalled due to aflatoxin. I spoke with someone at O’Neal’s Feeders Supply Inc., distributors of Arrow this morning. I was told that it is a private label food manufactured for them by Cargill, at the same plant that manufactured the Cargill foods that were recalled last week. As you might remember, last week Cargill recalled their River Run and Marksman brand dog foods.

    DeRidder, Louisiana – O'Neal's Feeders Supply, Inc.  today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Arrow Brand  DOG FOOD – because it contains corn which was detected to have higher than the acceptable levels of  aflatoxin..  The affected products were manufactured  between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011.  No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.  Affected products are:

    ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks   SKU #807  40 lb. bag
    ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food  SKU #812 40 lb. bag
    ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food  SKU #814 50 lb. bag

    The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 to 4K1335.

    The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the state of Louisiana and Texas.  Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

    While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, O'Neal's Feeders Supply, 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 800-256-2769 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

    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.

    According to their website, Cargill also manufactures pre-mixes as well as the following brands of pet foods:

    • Cargill
    • Nutrena®
    • Agway®
    • ACCO®
    • Loyall®
    • Purina®
    • Sportman’s Choice®

    Will we see more recalls due to aflatoxin? I won’t be surprised.