Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food

February 23, 2013

Another day, another pet food recall.  Hy-Vee, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of their dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture conducted routine tests and found higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee Dog food.  This food was produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC.

Aflatoxin is a by-product that occurs naturally from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and if consumed in large quantities, it can be harmful to animals.

If your dog has eaten this product and shows signs of lethargy, reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to gums or eyes or diarrhea, consult your veterinarian at once.

This food was distributed  between October 26, 2012, and January 11, 2013 to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Following are the specific products subject to the recall:

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (green bag) – 34 lbs.  UPC: 07545005647.  Lot # ending with 29812KC.  Best by date:  11/24/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (green bag) – 8 lbs.  UPC:  0754005667.  Lot # ending with 29812KC.  Best by date:  11/24/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (green bag) – 4.4 lbs.  UPC:  07545005665. Lot # ending with 29812KC.  Best by date:  11/24/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (green bag) – 4.4 lbs. UPC:  07545005665.  Lot # ending with 29912KC.  Best by Date:  11/25/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (yellow bag) – 20 lbs.  UPC:  07545005680.  Lot # ending with 29312KC.  Best by Date:  11/19/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (yellow bag) – 4.4 lbs.  UPC:  07545005560.  Lot # ending with 29312KC.  Best by Date:  11/19/13.

If you have this product, check the best by dates and do not feed it to your pets,  if the “numbers” match the recalled products.  Return any bags of affected food to your Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

No illnesses have been reported in dogs consuming the product.  If you have questions,  please call the company at 800-289-8343, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.


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