RECALL: Dog Food Company Pulls Over 55 Products For Salmonella Contamination

Pet food company Midwestern Pet Foods had a rough start to 2021. They recalled over 1,000 lots of three of their brands after at least 70 dogs died from aflatoxin contamination. They thought that was all behind them, but now a new recall has surfaced.

The company is voluntarily recalling some CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian products due to salmonella contamination. If your dog eats any of these brands, please proceed with caution.

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What Products Are Affected?

As of March 26, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods is recalling all the food produced at their Monmouth, Illinois facility. A routine sampling program done by the company revealed that some of the food could contain salmonella. So, they opted to recall all the products that could be contaminated.

Here is a full list of the recalled products:

Product Description

Expiration Date/Lot No.

Bag Size

Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage May/04/22M2 L1 25#
Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage May/05/22M3 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage Aug/04/22M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage Sep/19/22M3 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch May/03/22M1,M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch May/04/22M3 L1 25#
Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch Aug/04/22M3 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch Sep/18/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast Aug/08/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast Aug/09/22M3 L1,L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast Sep/15/22M1,M2 L1, L2 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Large Breed May/03/22M2 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Large Breed May/04/22M3 L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Large Breed Aug/12/22M3 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Large Breed Sep/15/22M2 L1 25#
Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast Apr/26/22M3 L2 28#
Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast May/09/22M1,M3 L1, L2 14#, 28#
Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast Sep/18/22M1,M2 L1, L2 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Ocean Fusion Aug/03/22M3,M1 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Ocean Fusion Sep/18/22M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Feline Apr/29/22M1 L1, L2, L3 5#, 14#
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Feline Sep/17/22M3,M1 L1, L2 5#, 14#
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural Apr/28/22M2 L3, L2 4#, 12.5#
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural Apr/29/22M3,M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural Sep/17/22M1 L1, L2 25#
Earthborn Holistic Small Breed May/09/22M1,M2 L2, L3 4#, 12.5#
Earthborn Holistic Small Breed May/11/22M1 L2 12.5#
Earthborn Holistic Weight Control Aug/03/22M2 L1, L2 4#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Weight Control Aug/04/22M3 L1 4#, 25#
Earthborn Holistic Western Feast May/03/22M1 L1, L2 28#
Earthborn Holistic Western Feast Sep/15/22M2 L2 28#
Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch May/04/22M1 L3 5#
Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch May/05/22M1 L1 14#
Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch May/09/22M1,M4 L1, L2 14#
Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch Aug/08/22M1,M2 L2, L3 5#, 14#
Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch Aug/09/22M3 L1, L2 5#, 14#
Meridian Daybreak May/04/22M1 L3 5#
Meridian Daybreak Aug/10/22M1 L2 14#
Meridian Riverbend Aug/12/22M1 L1 14#
Meridian Twilight May/02/22M1 L3, L1 5#, 14#
Pro Pac Adult Chunk May/03/22M1,M3 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk May/11/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk Sep/15/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Mature Adult Apr/28/22M3 L1 28#
Pro Pac Performance Puppy Apr/28/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Performance Puppy Aug/01/22M3,M1 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Performance Puppy Aug/08/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Performance Puppy Sep/16/22M1 L1, L2 40#
Pro Pac Ultimates Bayside Select May/11/22M3 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Bayside Select Aug/05/22M1 L1, L2, L3 5#, 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Bayside Select Aug/12/22M1 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken & Rice Aug/05/22M3 L1, L2, L3 5#, 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Heartland Choice May/04/22M1,M2 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Heartland Choice Aug/10/22M1,M2 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Lamb & Rice Aug/02/22M3 L1, L2 5#, 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Lamb & Rice Aug/12/22M1 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Adult Sep/17/22M2 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Adult Sep/18/22M3 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Puppy Apr/28/22M3,M1 L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Meadow Prime May/02/22M2 L1 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Overland Red May/04/22M2 L1 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Overland Red Aug/05/22M3 L1, L2 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Puppy May/11/22M1,M2 L2, L3 5#, 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Puppy Aug/10/22M2 L1, L2 5#, 28#
Pro Pac Ultimates Puppy Aug/11/22M1 L3 5#
Pro Pac Ultimates Savannah Pride Aug/11/22M3 L1, L2, L3 5#, 14#
Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus Apr/28/22M1,M2 L1, L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus May/12/22M3,M1 L1, L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus Aug/02/22M3,M1 L1, L2 50#
Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus Sep/15/22M2 L1 50#
Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus Sep/16/22M3 L1, L2 50#
Sportmix Bite Size Apr/26/22M3 L1,L2 40#
Sportmix Bite Size May/12/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Bite Size Aug/03/22M1,M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Bite Size Sep/15/22M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Canine X Chicken May/04/22M3,M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Canine X Chicken Aug/11/22M1,M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Gourmet Cat May/02/22M3,M1 L1, L2 15#, 31#
Sportmix Gourmet Cat Aug/01/22M3,M1 L1, L2 15#, 31#
Sportmix Hi Protein 27/12 Sep/17/22M1,M2 L1, L2 50#
Sportmix High Energy 26/18 May/05/22M3,M1 L1, L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix High Energy 26/18 Aug/05/22M1 L1, L2 50#
Sportmix High Energy 26/18 Sep/16/22M2 L2 50#
Sportmix High Energy 26/18 Sep/17/22M3 L1, L2 50#
Sportmix Maintenance 21/12 Apr/29/22M3 L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix Maintenance 21/12 Aug/01/22M2 L1, L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix Original Cat Aug/04/22M2 L1 15#, 31#
Sportmix Stamina 24/18 Aug/02/22M3 L1, L2 44#, 50#
Sportmix Wholeomes Large Breed May/11/22M3,M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesome Performance Puppy Aug/11/22M1 L1 16.5#
Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice May/04/22M1,M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice May/05/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice Aug/04/22M2 L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Cat Apr/26/22M3,M1 L1, L2 15#, 16.5#
Sportmix Wholesomes Chicken & Rice Aug/11/22M3,M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Chicken & Rice Sep/16/22M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice May/11/22M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice May/12/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice Aug/03/22M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice Aug/11/22M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Beef Meal & Chickpeas May/05/22M3 L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Beef Meal & Chickpeas Aug/05/22M3 L1, L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Chicken Meal & Potato May/04/22M2 L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato May/11/22M3 L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato Aug/05/22M1 L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato Aug/12/22M1 L2 35#
Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice May/11/22M1,M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice Aug/02/22M1 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice Sep/16/22M2 L1,L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed Aug/11/22M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed Aug/12/22M3 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed Sep/17/22M2 L1, L2 40#
Sportmix Wholesomes Performance Puppy Aug/10/22M2 L1, L2 16.5#
Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Lamb Apr/29/22M1 L2 30#
Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Lamb May/02/22M3,M1 L1 30#
Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon Aug/09/22M3,M1 L1, L2 30#
Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon Sep/16/22M1,M2 L1, L2 30#
Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon Apr/26/22M1,M2 L1, L2 30#
Sportstrail Aug/03/22M1 L1 50#
Sportstrail Sep/15/22M3,M1 L1, L2 50#
Unrefined Lamb Apr/26/22M2 L3, L2 4#, 25#
Unrefined Lamb Apr/27/22M3 L3, L2, L1 4#, 25#
Unrefined Lamb Aug/09/22M1,M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Rabbit May/10/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Rabbit Apr/27/22M1,M2 L3, L2, L1 4#, 25#
Unrefined Rabbit Aug/09/22M2 L1,L2 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Rabbit Aug/10/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Rabbit Apr/28/22M3 L1 25#
Unrefined Salmon Apr/27/22M3,M1 L3, L2, L1 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Salmon May/09/22M1,M2 L1, L2 12.5#, 25#
Unrefined Salmon May/10/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin Aug/02/22M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin Sep/18/22M3,M1 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Venture Alasla Pollock Meal & Pumpkin Aug/03/22M3 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Venture Duck Meal & Pumpkin Aug/01/22M1,M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Venture Rabbit Meal & Pumpkin May/02/22M1,M2 L3 4#
Venture Rabbit Meal & Pumpkin May/03/22M3 L1, L2 4#,12.5#, 25#
Venture Rabbit Meal & Pumpkin Aug/02/22M1,M2 L1, L2, L3 4#, 12.5#, 25#
Wholesomes Chicken &Rice May/02/22M1,M3 L1, L2 40#
Wholesomes Fish & Rice Apr/26/22M1 L1, L2 40#
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How Can Salmonella Harm Dogs?

Products infected with salmonella are a threat to both people and pets. Animals with salmonella could experience lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, or fever. Infected pets could also carry the bacteria without showing symptoms. So, if your dog came into contact with the contaminated food, it’s recommended that you contact your vet.

Humans can get salmonella by touching the food or coming into contact with something the food touched. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or fever. In extreme cases, you could face arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, urinary tract symptoms, or eye pain. If you have any of these signs, you should talk to a medical professional right away.

Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses related to this recall yet.

Pro Pac recall
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What Should You Do with the Recalled Food?

Retailers and distributors are asked to take all recalled products off their shelves. If they’re able, sellers are also asked to contact customers to alert them of the recall.

If you have any of the affected products, do not feed them to your furry friends. Dispose of the food and make sure it’s out of reach from children, pets, and wildlife. Then, sanitize anything the food might’ve touched, such as bowls, containers, measuring cups, and counters. Also, always wash your hands after handling any dog food.

If you have further questions about this recall, you can email info@midwesternpetfoods.com or call 800-474-4163, ext 455. Their office is open from 8am to 5pm CT, Monday through Friday.

H/T: fda.gov
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