Reference Desk January 2012

O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. Recalls Arrow Brand Dry Dog Food

    DERIDDER, Louisiana—O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Arrow Brand  DOG FOOD – because it contains corn which was detected to have higher than the acceptable levels of aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.

    Affected products are:
                   ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks SKU #807 40 lb. bag
                   ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food SKU #812 40 lb. bag
                   ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food SKU #814 50 lb. bag

    The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes Lot numbers 4K0341 through 4K0365 and 04K1001 through 4K1325.

    The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the state of Louisiana and Texas. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

    While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 800-256-2769 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

    Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

    Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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