Hy-Vee recalling dog food after toxin found

Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 5:18 p.m. CST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Grocery store chain Hy-Vee says it's recalling some bags of Hy-Vee dog food that might contain a toxin commonly found in corn.

The Iowa-based company says tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of the dog food made at a Kansas City,Kan. plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC.

Aflatoxins are chemicals produced by fungi on corn that can sicken pets. Symptoms include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums and diarrhea.

The recalled products carry three different "Best By" dates and were distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between Oct. 26 and Jan. 11.

More information can be found on Hy-Vee's website, www.hy-vee.comand a complete list of recalled items can be found in its press release.


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Michael Williams February 23, 2013 | 9:28 p.m.

A filler article that could have certainly used some filling.

The AP should have googled "aflatoxins in human food".

And folks actually worry more about pesticides in food than aflatoxins in food!

PS: But, it's natural and we've adapted to it in our evolutionary history, just like ergot and T-2 toxin! That's why "natural" is always so good for you!

Isn't it?

Sheesh. Conservatives AND liberals should BOTH start worrying about this anti-science thingie going on. Both groups do it for different reasons, and both remain quite wrong.

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