In September, the FDA announced a recall of products from three dog food brands potentially affected by a toxin created by mold. Now, the agency has tacked 15 more brands onto that list.
Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is at the center of the controversy. Last week, the FDA updated the public, warning that 18 of the company’s dog food brands could be tainted with aflatoxin. According to the agency, “Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.”
On Sept. 2, Sunshine Mills announced a recall on certain pet food products after the Louisiana Department of Agriculture&Forestry found an unsafe level of the toxin in one sample.