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Two New Dog Food Recalls


On December 6, 2011, two companies issued dog food recalls.


Recall 1: Cargill River Run & Marksman


Cargill is recalling some packages of dog food under their River Run and Marksman brands due to higher than allowed aflatoxin levels. The foods to watch out for are:


Product Size
Professional Formula River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food 50 lb. bag
River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food 50 lb. bag
River Run 21% Protein Dog Food

40 lb. bag & 50 lb. bag

River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food

40 lb. bag & 50 lb. bag

Marksman Dog Food 24% Protein 20% Fat 40 lb. bag
Marksman Dog Food 20% Protein 10% Fat

40 lb. bag & 50 lb. bag

Marksman 28% Protein 18% Fat 40 lb. bag


Bags affected by the recall have Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers) 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335, and LL1001 thorugh LL1335.The affected products were distributed in Arkansas, California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and the US Virgin Islands.


If you have any of these bags, stop feeding it to your dog immediately. Return the bags, even if they're opened, to the original place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions, contact Cargill directly at 855-460-1532. Keep reading for symptoms of aflatoxin illness you should watch for if you have fed your dog one of these foods.


Recall 2: Iams


Last week, Iams quietly pulled some dog foods from shelves. The recall is now official, with lots more details for consumers. The food being recalled is their ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food due to higher than normal aflatoxin levels also. The bags to watch for are:


Size Code Date UPC Code
7 lb. bag 12784177I6 1901402305
8 lb. bag

12794177D2 & 12794177D3

17.5 lb. bag

12794177K1 & 12794177K2



Though Iams has pulled this product from shelves, some may have been purchased already. The affected bags were distributed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. If you have one of the affected bags, stop feeding it to your dog immediately. Throw it away and call Iams at 866-908-1569 for a replacement voucher.


Symptoms of aflatoxin illness


Both recalls are due to higher than acceptable aflatoxin levels. No illnesses have been reported connected to either recall. Symptoms of aflatoxin illness are lethargy, reluctance to eat, yellow tint to eyes or gums, vomiting, or diarrhea. If your dog shows these symptoms and has eaten this food, call your vet immediately.


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