Sunshine Mills expands Pet Food Recall: 17 Added Brands

  • Manufacturer: Sunshine Mills, Inc.
  • Date: October 8, 2020
  • Cause: Excessive Levels of Aflatoxin
  • Product(s) Affected: 17 Pet Food Brands, Multiple Dog Foods
  • Annoucement: Recall originally issued on September 2, 2020 (click here); expanded by FDA on October 8, 2020 (click here).
Dog Food Recall Warning

What’s Being Recalled?

The following brands and their products are affected by this recall;

Champ

  • Product: Champ Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor
  • Size: 12 lb
  • UPC: 7328315416
  • Lot Code: TC2 3/APRIL/2020

Family Pet

  • Product: Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food*
  • Size: 4 lb
  • UPC: 3225120694
  • Lot Code: TD3 4/APRIL/2020, TD1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Family Pet Meaty Cuts Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food*
  • Size: 14 lb
  • UPC: 3225118078
  • Lot Code: TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020, TB3 3/APRIL/2020

Field Trial

  • Product: Field Trial Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food
  • Size: 16 lb
  • UPC: 7015514530
  • Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

Good Dog

  • Product: Good Dog Brand Dog Food Hi-Energy Formula
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 5216624165
  • Lot Code: TA1 5/APRIL/2020

Heartland Farms

  • Product: Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food*
  • Size: 14 lb
  • UPC: 7015514299
  • Lot Code: TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavor Dog Food*
  • Size: 31 lb
  • UPC: 7015514301
  • Lot Code: TA2 4/APRIL/2020, TA3 4/APRIL/2020

Hunter’s Special

  • Product: Hunter’s Special Dog Food Hi Energy Formula
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 7015510145
  • Lot Code: TA1 5/APRIL/2020, TA2 5/APRIL/2020, TA3 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Hunter’s Special Dog Food Maintenance Formula
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 7015510135
  • Lot Code: TB3 4/APRIL/2020, TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Hunter’s Special Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks Dog Food
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 7015510182
  • Lot Code: TC2 5/APRIL/2020, TC3 5/APRIL/2020

Old Glory

  • Product: Old Glory Dog Food Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor
  • Size: 4 lb
  • UPC: 7015514339
  • Lot Code: TE3 3/APRIL/2020, TE2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Old Glory Dog Food Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor
  • Size: 12.75 lb
  • UPC: 7015514298
  • Lot Code: 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, TC2 4/APRIL/2020

Paws Happy Life

  • Product: Paws Happy Life Butcher’s Choice Beef, Chicken & Cheese Flavors Dog Food*
  • Size: 16 lb
  • UPC: 3680035763
  • Lot Code: TA1 4/APRIL/2020, TA2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Paws Happy Life Nutritionally Complete Dog Food
  • Size: 17 lb
  • UPC: 3680042561
  • Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

Pet Expert

  • Product: Pet Expert Always Fit Formula
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 5208887976
  • Lot Code: TC2 5/APRIL/2020

Principle Super Premium

  • Product: Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack
  • Size: 40 lb
  • UPC: 580179586032
  • Lot Code: TA3 4/APRIL/2020, TA1 5/APRIL/2020

Retriever

  • Product: Retriever Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor
  • Size: 52 lb
  • UPC: 4939422642
  • Lot Code: TC3 4/APRIL/2020, TC1 5/APRIL/2020

River Bend

  • Product: River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition
  • Size: 40 lb
  • Lot Code: TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: River Bend Dog Food Basic Nutrition
  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Code: TC1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: River Bend Dog Food Select
  • Size: 50 lb
  • Lot Code: TB3 4/APRIL/2020

Sportsman’s Pride

  • Product: Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food
  • Size: 20 lb
  • UPC: 7015510082
  • Lot Code: TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 7015510110
  • Lot Code: TB1 5/APRIL/2020

Sprout

  • Product: Sprout Bites & Bones
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 7015505091
  • Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Sprout Hi-Protein Cat Food
  • Size: 20 lb
  • UPC: 70155505120
  • Lot Code: TI2 4/APRIL/2020, TI3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Sprout Hi-Protein Cat Food
  • Size: 40 lb
  • UPC: 7015505119
  • Lot Code: TI3 4/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Sprout Maintenance
  • Size: 40 lb
  • UPC: 7015505096
  • Lot Code: TB1 5/APRIL/2020
  • Product: Sprout Puppy
  • Size: 20 lb
  • UPC: 7015505095
  • Lot Code: TA3 4/APRIL/2020, TA1 5/APRIL/2020

Thrifty

  • Product: Thrifty Adult Dog Food
  • Size: 12 lb
  • UPC: 7015513096
  • Lot Code: TI1 3/APRIL/2020, TI2 3/APRIL/2020, TI3 3/APRIL/2020, TA2 4/APRIL/2020

Top Runner

  • Product: Top Runner Premium Dog Food
  • Size: 50 lb
  • UPC: 3540650070
  • Lot Code: TB1 3/APRIL/2020

Whiskers & Tails

  • Product: Whiskers & Tails Adult Recipe Complete Dog Food
  • Size: 17 lb
  • UPC: 2114003022
  • Lot Code: TC2 4/APRIL/2020

Consumers can locate the lot codes on the back of each bag.

About The Recall

The original recall was commenced on September 2, 2020, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated specific corn-based pet foods manufactured between April 3 and April 5, 2020. After conducting several tests, the FDA found that some specific lots of pet foods across multiple brands had excessive aflatoxin levels.

No illnesses have been reported that are linked to this recall to date. No other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food is affected by this recall.

The company has expanded its voluntary recall to prevent any harm to pets or humans and further substantiate its commitment to quality and safety.

Where Were The Products Sold?

All of the above-referenced products were sold in the United States.

However, it is worth noting that Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exclusively exported to distributors based in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported in Japan and Colombia.

No other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails are affected by this recall.

About Aflatoxin

Pets that have consumed the above-referenced products may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, yellow-tinted eyes, diarrhea, sluggishness, lethargy, or reluctance to eat.

Should a pet demonstrate such symptoms, they must be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has contacted retailers to prevent further sales of the product.

This recall is being conducted by the business, fully cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What Do I Do Now?

Consumers who have purchased the above-referenced products should discontinue use and return the item to the original place of purchase for a refund.

Any queries can be directed to Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111, Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 4 PM CT.

Alternatively, consumers can email customer.service@sunshinemills.com.

This recall expansion was done with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s knowledge.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.