Food recall

October 10, 2020

Recalled: Sunshine Mills Expands Dog Food Recall; 17 Brands Involved

Maker: Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Cause: Potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin
Announcement: FDA report dated Oct. 8, 2020 (archived here); expanded from original recall announcement on Sept. 2, 2020
What was recalled: Various dry dog foods produced by Sunshine Mills, as listed below.

In September, Sunshine Mills announced a limited recall of certain lots of adult dry dog foods following a positive test result for elevated aflatoxin, a mold byproduct that can be harmful to pets — and even deadly — in large enough quantities.

Now, that earlier recall has been greatly expanded. It now includes 17 different brands produced by Sunshine Mills, including Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, Sportsman’s Pride and more.

Below is the full list of dog foods being recalled, along with the specific lot codes:

1. Champ

Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor:

  • 12 lb., lot code TC2 3/APRIL/2020, UPC #7328315416

2. Family Pet

Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food*:

  • 4 lb., lot codes TD3 4/APRIL/2020 or TD1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #3225120694
  • 14 lb., lot codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020 or TB3 3/APRIL/2020, UPC #3225118078

3. Field Trial

Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food:

  • 16 lb., lot code TC2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015514530

4. Good Dog

Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula:

  • 50 lb., lot code TA1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #5216624165

5. Heartland Farms

Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food*:

  • 14 lb., lot codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020 or TB2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015514299
  • 31 lb., lot codes TA2 4/APRIL/2020 or TA3 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015514301

6. Hunter’s Special

Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula:

  • 50 lb., lot codes TA1 5/APRIL/2020, TA2 5/APRIL/2020 or TA3 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015510145

Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula:

  • 50 lb., lot codes TB3 4/APRIL/2020 or TB1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015510135

Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food:

  • 50 lb., lot codes TC2 5/APRIL/2020 or TC3 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015510182

7. Old Glory

Old Glory Dog Food Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor:

  • 4 lb., lot codes TE3 3/APRIL/2020 or TE2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015514339
  • 12.75 lb., lot codes TA3 3/APRIL/2020, TB1 3/APRIL/2020, TC1 3/APRIL/2020, TC2 3/APRIL/2020, TC3 3/APRIL/2020, TA1 4/APRIL/2020, TC1 4/APRIL/2020, TA2 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020 or TC2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015514298

8. Paws Happy Life

Paws Happy Life Butcher’s Choice Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavors Dog Food*:

  • 16 lb., lot codes TA1 4/APRIL/2020 or TA2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #3680035763

Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food:

  • 17 lb., lot code TC2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #3680042561

9. Pet Expert

Pet Expert Always Fit Formula:

  • 50 lb., lot code TC2 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #5208887976

10. Principle Super Premium

Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack:

  • 40 lb., lot codes TA3 4/APRIL/2020 or TA1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #580179586032

11. Retriever

Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor:

  • 52 lb., lot codes TC3 4/APRIL/2020 or TC1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #4939422642

12. River Bend

River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition:

  • 40lb., lot code TC1 5/APRIL/2020, no UPC provided
  • 50 lb., lot code TC1 5/APRIL/2020, no UPC provided

River Bend Dog Food Select:

  • 50 lb., lot code TB3 4/APRIL/2020, no UPC provided

13. Sportsman’s Pride

Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food:

  • 20 lb., lot code TB1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015510082
  • 50 lb., lot code TB1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015510110

14. Sprout

Sprout Bites & Bones:

  • 50 lb., lot code TC2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015505091

Sprout Hi-Protein:

  • 20 lb., lot codes TI2 4/APRIL/2020 or TI3 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #70155505120
  • 40 lb., lot code TI3 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015505119

Sprout Maintenance:

  • 40 lb., lot code TB1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015505096

Sprout Puppy:

  • 20 lb., lot codes TA3 4/APRIL/2020 or TA1 5/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015505095

15. Thrifty

Thrifty Adult Dog Food:

  • 12 lb., lot codes TI1 3/APRIL/2020, TI2 3/APRIL/2020, TI3 3/APRIL/2020 or TA2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #7015513096

16. Top Runner

Top Runner Premium Dog Food:

  • 50 lb., lot code TB1 3/APRIL/2020, UPC #3540650070

17. Whiskers & Tails

Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food:

  • 17 lb., lot code TC2 4/APRIL/2020, UPC #2114003022

*Note: Items in the list above that are marked with the asterisk symbol were part of the original recall announced in September 2020.

Recall alert

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ears Dog Treats

October 1, 2020 — The Public Health Agency of Canada is alerting consumers it is investigating a deadly outbreak of Salmonella infections occurring in British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon.

Based on investigation findings to date, exposure to pig ear dog treats has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak.

Some of the individuals who became sick reported feeding their dog Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats before their illnesses occurred.

These brands are sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods.