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Pet food recall: Advanced Animal Nutrition recalls dog foods due to aflatoxin

by Therese on December 9, 2011

in Dogs, Pet Food Recall

Advanced Animal Nutrition in Thayer, MO has issued a pet food recall of some of their dry dog foods due to aflatoxin.

THAYER — A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus aflatoxin.

Advanced Animal Nutrition of Thayer on Friday voluntarily recalled 50-pound bags each of Dog Power Adult Maintenance Formula 21-12, Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14 and Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18.

The company says no illnesses have been reported. The products were distributed in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Consumers can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recall applies to products with the packaging codes K0004 through K1322.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring chemical that comes from a fungus sometimes found on corn and in other crops. It can cause severe liver damage and in rare cases death.

I spoke with someone at the company and was told they found aflatoxin in one of the ingredients but not in any finished products. However, to be cautious, they are recalling the products mentioned above.

Advanced Animal Nutrition does not have a website. There is another company with the same name in Australia, but I was told it is not related to the Advanced Animal Nutrition in Thayer, MO.

Update: although Advanced Animal Nutrition doesn’t have a website for in their company name, they do have a website for one of the brands of pet foods they sell, Nitropet.

 

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kb December 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Wow, this is the third one. I wonder how many more are coming. Very glad I feed a grain free food.

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Nicki December 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Grain free foods are not automatically safe. Diamond, for example, manufactures all grain inclusive and grain free foods in the same plant, so contaminants CAN find their way into grain-free foods.

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kb December 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Good point, Nicki. We saw the cross contamination with the melamine and co-packers. It really shouldn’t be this hard to feed safe foods.
(The brand I feed is made in their facility and all products are grain free.)

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dc December 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Now my questions have their answers. Short of testing all my dogs, there is not much I can do. Too many hours, tears and death….I should have trusted my gut rather than the feed store. After nearly five weeks of finding molded bags of food…after the dogs had already consumed some….returning them and bringing home bags with different dates…just to go through this again and again…..

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James December 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

The last time a recall as big as this occurred was with Diamond in 2005? Didn’t they ‘voluntarily’ recall their product from a fair few states?

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