Sunshine Mills Dog Food Recall: Multiple brands and Products October 16, 2021

Sunshine Mills Dog Food Recall: Multiple brands and Products

Sunshine Mills Inc. Multiple Brand Recall

Sunshine Mills Dog Food Recall Alert

Sunshine Mills, Inc., a producer of pet food products under various labels, has issued a voluntary recall of numerous lots of existing dry food products. As of October 9, 2020, 23 different foods, all produced under brands owned by Sunshine Mills Inc. are under recall.

The affected products have potential aflatoxin contamination. Aflatoxins are toxins produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus that can grow on various pet food ingredients.

Which Dog Food Products Are Under Recall?

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing the voluntary recall, but the affected products are under differing company names. The included brands are as follows: Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special, Old Glory, Paws Happy Life, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout, Thrifty, Top Runner, and Whiskers & Tails.

A comprehensive list of the recalled product lots is as follows:

Product NameNet WeightUPCBest By Range
Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor12 lb. bags7328315416Lot Code TC2 3/APRIL/2020
Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food16 lb. bags7015514530Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula50 lb. bags5216624165Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula50 lb. bags7015510145Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA2 5/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA3 5/APRIL/2020
Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula50 lb. bags7015510135Lot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food50 lb. bags70155 10182Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC3 5/APRIL/2020
Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food4 lb. bags7015514339Lot Code TE3 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TE2 4/APRIL/2020
Old Glory Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor Dog Food12.75 lb. bags7015514298Lot Code TA3 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC1 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC2 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC3 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA1 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC1 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TB2 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
Pet Expert Always Fit Formula50 lb. bags5208887976Lot Code TC2 5/APRIL/2020
Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack40 lb. bags580179 586032Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor52 lb. bags3680042561Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition40 lb. bagsNo UPCLot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
River Bend Dog Food Select50 lb. bagsNo UPCLot Code TB3 4/APRIL/2020
Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food20 lb. bagsUPC 7015510082Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food50 lb. bags, UPC 7015510110
Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TC1 5/APRIL/2020
Sprout Bites & Bones50 lb. bags7015505091Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020
Thrifty Adult Dog Food12 lb. bags7015513096Lot Code TI1 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TI2 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TI3 3/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA2 4/APRIL/2020
Sprout Maintenance40 lb. bags7015505096Lot Code TB1 5/APRIL/2020
Sprout Puppy20 lb. bags7015505095Lot Code TA3 4/APRIL/2020
Lot Code TA1 5/APRIL/2020
Top Runner Premium Dog Food50 lb. bags3540650070Lot Code TB1 3/APRIL/2020
Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food17 lb. bags2114003022Lot Code TC2 4/APRIL/2020

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What Caused The Dog Food Recall?

Sunshine Mills Inc. proceeded with the recall due to potential aflatoxin contamination. After a previous recall of 12 products on September 2 due to the same concern found during a routine check, the FDA chose to move forward with continuing to recall any products made with the corn in question.

If a pet consumes food that contains aflatoxins, the toxins have the potential to accumulate over time. It is a concern for most pets as they continue to eat the same food daily with minimal variety.

What Should I Do With The Food? Should I Be Concerned About My Dog?

Due to potential adverse reactions in dogs of any size, immediately stop feeding the recalled food to your dog. Aflatoxin poisoning can cause liver damage that goes undetected due to lack of symptoms. Contact your veterinarian if you have been feeding your dog any of the listed products to ensure they are aware of the situation. Then return the food to the original purchase location for a full refund. Proceed with sanitizing any food scoops, bowls, feeding toys, or storage containers that may have contained the food at one time.

What Do I Need To Know About Aflatoxin Poisoning?

Aflatoxin poisoning in dogs may come with various symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, and yellowish tint to their eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage. Since liver damage does not always come with any symptoms, it can occasionally result in death if left untreated. That is why it is necessary to report any changes to your veterinarian.

There has been no evidence that humans who come in contact with pet food containing aflatoxins are at risk of aflatoxin poisoning. However, you should always wash your hands after handling edible pet products such as food and treats to be safe.

How To Contact Sunshine Mills, Inc.

If consumers wish to contact the company directly with any questions or concerns, they can be reached at 1-800-705-2111 from 7 AM to 4 PM CT, Monday through Friday. Or by email at  customer.service@sunshinemills.com.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you may report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your local area. You may also go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

For a list of dog food recall alerts, click here. 

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