LITTLE ROCK, AR – Cargill announced Tuesday that it is recalling two brands of its dry dog food: River Run and Marksman.
The affected products are:
- PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
- RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
- RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
- RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
- MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags
- MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags
- MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags
The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.
Cargill says that aflatoxin levels in the food were too high. The food was produced at their Lecompte, Louisiana plant from Dec 1st 2010 to Dec 1st 2011. The food was sold in Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.
According to Cargill, Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
Consumers are urged to return affected products, whether in opened or unopened packages, to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, including photos of products involved, consumers can go to http://www.cargill.com/feed/dog-food-recall
or call toll free 855-460-1532.