Vet partners warn pet owners about dog food recall

12:56 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Dog owners who feed their pets food from Hy-Vee are being warned about a product recall that could put their animals in danger.

Hy-Vee issued a voluntary recall of specified bags of dog food distributed throughout the Midwest last Friday. The recall includes Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Complete Nutrition, and Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Bites, Bones & Squares. It was issued after random routine testing performed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture found higher-than-normal levels of alflatoxin in some samples of the food.

Alflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical contaminant found commonly in corn and other foods that has been linked to liver damage.

Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, fever and yellowish eyes. If you notice your dog experiencing any of these, contact your veterinarian immediately.

"If your pet has been receiving one of these products, and isn't acting right, take him or her to your family veterinarian as soon as possible," said Dr. Jen Myers, medical director of BluePearl in Minnesota. "Or if it is after-hours, get them to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital."

The food was produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet LLC., according to the release.

Altogether, the products were distributed to customers located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin between Oct. 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013.

People who have the recalled product should return or discard it immediately.

Here is a list of products are subject to the recall:
 

  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) - 34-lb.
    UPC: 07545005647
    Lot # ending with: 29812KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) - 8-lb
    UPC: 07545005667
    Lot # ending with: 29812KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) - 4.4-lb.
    UPC: 07545005665
    Lot # ending with: 29812KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) - 4.4-lb.
    UPC: 07545005665
    Lot # ending with: 29912KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/25/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) - 20-lb.
    UPC: 07545005680
    Lot # ending with: 29312KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/19/13
    Hy-Vee Complete Dog - Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) - 4.4-lb.
    UPC: 07545005560
    Lot # ending with: 29312KC
    "Best By" Date: 11/19/13

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