Pet Food Recall is Expanded After 70 Dogs Die

Pet Food Recall is Expanded After 70 Dogs Die

A pet food company has expanded its voluntary recall of several dry food products after more than 70 dogs died and 80 others became ill, possibly from ingesting fatal levels of a toxin that is produced by mold, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The company, Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. of Evansville, Ind., first issued a voluntary recall in late December after tests of certain products showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

At that time, the F.D.A. was alerted to reports that at least 28 dogs had died and eight others had become ill after consuming the recalled pet food.

The expanded recall, which the company announced on Monday, includes additional dry and cat food products made with corn that expire on or before July 9, 2022.

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