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Pet Food Recall Expands as 70 Dogs Die

By Dr. Andrew Jones

The FDA has expanded the recall of Sportmix Pet Foods with now a reported 70 dogs dying, and over 80 reported sick dog and cats from a fungal toxin.

The following foods added to the original recall are as follows, but the FDA says there are over 1000 affected lot codes so they are not listed individually:

• Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag
• Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag
• Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag
• Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
• Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
• Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag
• Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
• Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag
• Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag
• Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag
• Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag
• Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag
• Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag
• Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag

Customers can find the lot code on the back of bag in a three-line code. The following dry pet foods were flagged for recall on December 30:
Sportmix Energy Plus, 50-pound bag
• Exp 03/02/22/05/L2
• Exp 03/02/22/05/L3
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L2
Sportmix Energy Plus, 44-pound bag
• Exp 03/02/22/05/L3
Sportmix Premium High Energy, 50-pound bag
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
Sportmix Premium High Energy, 44-pound bag
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
Sportmix Original Cat, 31-pound bag
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L3
Sportmix Original Cat, 15-pound bag
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L2
• Exp 03/03/22/05/L3

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Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM