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(US Food and Drug Administration)   Keep your pups and kitties safe. Sportmix High Energy pet food recalled today for aflatoxin. Sold online and at retail outlets   (fda.gov) divider line
    More: PSA, Aspergillus, Midwestern Pet Foods, Aspergillus flavus, Aflatoxin, Food, cat food products, levels of Aflatoxin, voluntary recall  
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2020-12-31 4:43:20 AM  
I'm pretty certain that aflatoxin is only dangerous to certain ducks.

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2020-12-31 6:34:47 AM  
So glad I save the dog food bags after dumping them in the food bins so I have something handy for" recycling" that food. Three out of four of my dogs eat Sportsmix, thankfully not it.
 
2020-12-31 7:45:33 AM  
I've worked at dog/cat food plants, as well as beef and pork plants (for human consumption) and "Premium" just means they add extra vitamins and minerals into the hopper.

They all still use chilled (sometimes) vats of non-consumable offal that's technically "beef" "lamb" or "chicken" that's then tossed into a grinder.

And no, hot dogs don't contain lips and arseholes. Those go to the dog food plants. Surprisingly, Great Value and Johnsonville brats/breakfast sausage are the exact same cuts/recipe. It's mass production/sales volume

Sometimes, if it's sat for too long, it'll get processed with chemicals (IDK what, I've never worked the cook room) and dissolved into fats and protein, and cooked into powder to kill off bacteria and toxins.

Then it all gets mixed together, baked, dried, and packaged.

Yes, there's QA at every step monitoring protein, fat, water, etc. But bacterial cultures take time to actually culture to test.

While safe, knowing what I know now, if I ever own another pet I'll catch and kill their food. Besides Beggin Strips. Not gonna lie, those things made me hungry while packaging them. In bulk they smell real.
 
2020-12-31 7:46:37 AM  

aagrajag: I'm pretty certain that aflatoxin is only dangerous to certain ducks.

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If Gilbert Gottfried OD'd aflatoxin, that might help redeem 2020.
 
2020-12-31 8:23:26 AM  

Robinfro: I've worked at dog/cat food plants, as well as beef and pork plants (for human consumption) and "Premium" just means they add extra vitamins and minerals into the hopper.

They all still use chilled (sometimes) vats of non-consumable offal that's technically "beef" "lamb" or "chicken" that's then tossed into a grinder.

And no, hot dogs don't contain lips and arseholes. Those go to the dog food plants. Surprisingly, Great Value and Johnsonville brats/breakfast sausage are the exact same cuts/recipe. It's mass production/sales volume

Sometimes, if it's sat for too long, it'll get processed with chemicals (IDK what, I've never worked the cook room) and dissolved into fats and protein, and cooked into powder to kill off bacteria and toxins.

Then it all gets mixed together, baked, dried, and packaged.

Yes, there's QA at every step monitoring protein, fat, water, etc. But bacterial cultures take time to actually culture to test.

While safe, knowing what I know now, if I ever own another pet I'll catch and kill their food. Besides Beggin Strips. Not gonna lie, those things made me hungry while packaging them. In bulk they smell real.


I used to work with a company that made aflatoxin detection tests, among others. Till then I never realized how much mold there was in the grain supply and how badly it can screw you up.

Sounds like wheat/corn got too wet in harvest or storage. Aflatoxin can really kill a liver quick. Usually testing peaks around harvest but the mold can spring up quick if the grain is mishandled.
 
2020-12-31 9:00:15 AM  
That sucks!  That stuff was delicious.
 
2020-12-31 9:22:50 AM  

Dinodork: Robinfro: I've worked at dog/cat food plants, as well as beef and pork plants (for human consumption) and "Premium" just means they add extra vitamins and minerals into the hopper.

They all still use chilled (sometimes) vats of non-consumable offal that's technically "beef" "lamb" or "chicken" that's then tossed into a grinder.

And no, hot dogs don't contain lips and arseholes. Those go to the dog food plants. Surprisingly, Great Value and Johnsonville brats/breakfast sausage are the exact same cuts/recipe. It's mass production/sales volume

Sometimes, if it's sat for too long, it'll get processed with chemicals (IDK what, I've never worked the cook room) and dissolved into fats and protein, and cooked into powder to kill off bacteria and toxins.

Then it all gets mixed together, baked, dried, and packaged.

Yes, there's QA at every step monitoring protein, fat, water, etc. But bacterial cultures take time to actually culture to test.

While safe, knowing what I know now, if I ever own another pet I'll catch and kill their food. Besides Beggin Strips. Not gonna lie, those things made me hungry while packaging them. In bulk they smell real.

I used to work with a company that made aflatoxin detection tests, among others. Till then I never realized how much mold there was in the grain supply and how badly it can screw you up.

Sounds like wheat/corn got too wet in harvest or storage. Aflatoxin can really kill a liver quick. Usually testing peaks around harvest but the mold can spring up quick if the grain is mishandled.


The same with ergot contamination, a fungus that can kill humans who eat it in their rye.  It caused epidemics of fungal infections in Europe for centuries before they figured out the cause.
 
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