The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is cautioning the general public about the contamination of various pet foods manufactured by Midwestern PetFoods, Indiana in the United States of America.
The FDA in a press release dated 18th February 2021, stated that the pet foods have been recalled due to the presence of high aflatoxin contamination which has caused the death of seventy dogs and other illnesses in another eighty.
The Pet Foods being recalled have the following information on the packaging: “Expiry dates on or before 9th July 2022 with facility number 05 found at the end of the Date Code i.e., EXP:03/03/05 or 03 Mar/22/05, Registration OK-PFO-0005, Batch Numbers: 17/10/21/05/L3 and 12/11/21/05/L2”.
The Pet food variants contaminated by the aflatoxin include Pro Pac Originals Sportmix, Splash Pet food Sportstrail Pet Food Nunn Better Dry Dog and Cat Foods.
The FDA has therefore asked those who are in possession of these Pet foods to return the products to the importer, place of purchase or any of the FDA offices across the country.
The FDA is on a high alert market surveillance to ensure that the rest of these contaminated products are removed from the market.
Meanwhile, the importer, Doggie Dog World Enterprise has been directed to recall the products from the Ghanaian market.
“The FDA wants to assure the general that, it remains committed to safeguarding public health and safety of consumers as mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.”