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Sunshine Mills recalls 3 types of dog food due to mold levels

Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 15:19:12-04

A national brand of dog food is being recalled because possible mold contamination.

Sunshine Mills Inc. issued a voluntary recall of three dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities, the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release.

The products affected include Family Pet Meaty Cuts, Heartland Farms Grilled Favorites and Paws Happy Life Dog Food. The FDA says no illnesses have been reported in association with the products to date.

The products are sold at Family Dollar and Dollar General stores across the country.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are asked to discontinue use of them. They can return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers may also contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. Customer Service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at for additional information.

The products affected are listed below:

FAMILY PET® MEATY CUTS BEEF CHICKEN & CHEESE FLAVORS PREMIUM DOG FOOD 4 Lb., lot/UPC codes TD3 4/APRIL/2020, TD1 5/APRIL/2020, 3225120694; 14 Lb. lot/UPC codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020, TB3 3/APRIL/2020, 3225118078; 28 Lb. lot/UPC codes TB3 3/APRIL/2020, 3225120694

HEARTLAND FARMS® GRILLED FAVORITES BEEF CHICKEN & CHEESE FLAVOR 14 Lb. lot/UPC codes TB1 4/APRIL/2020, TB2 4/APRIL/2020, 7015514299; 31 Lb. lot/UPC codes TA2 4/APRIL/2020, TA3 4/APRIL/2020, 7015514301

PAWS HAPPY LIFE® BUTCHER’S CHOICE DOG FOOD 16 Lb. lot/UPC codes TA1 4/APRIL/2020, TA2 4/APRIL/2020, 3680035763