Category Archives: Animal Feed

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed- Salmonella – Soya Bean Meal

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European Food Alerts

Salmonella (presence /25g) in soya bean meal from Germany in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Moulds – Dried Beet Pulp

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European Food Alerts

dried beet pulp from Ukraine infested with moulds in Poland

Belgium – Recall of HOEBREGTS BV – Peanuts for nature birds & Super Mix – Aflatoxin B1

AFSCA

In agreement with the AFSCA, HOEBREGTS BV is withdrawing from sale the products “Peanuts for nature birds” and “Super Mix (fatty and energizing mixture for birds of nature)” and recalls them to consumers because of the presence of Aflatoxin B1

HOEBREGTS BV asks its customers not to give these items to animals and to take them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.

Product description

Peanuts for birds plain
– Date of minimum durability (DDM) (“
Best before (or end)”) : 08/18/2021 – Lots: P005989 and BVG385
– Weight: 5kg and 20kg

Super Mix (fatty and energizing mixture for nature birds)
– Date of minimum durability (DDM) (“Best before (or end)”) and lots: 25/08/2021 and 24/09/2021
– Weight: 5kg and 20kg

The products were distributed by

HOEBREGTS BV, Klein-Gelmenstraat 12, 3870 Heers

For any further information, contact:

Nico Hoebregts
011/481888
Nico.hoebregts@skynet.be

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels

European Food Alerts

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aflatoxins (B1 = 211 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from India, via the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Sunflower Seeds

European Food Alerts

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Salmonella enterica ser. Leeuwarden (presence /25g) in sunflower seeds from Bulgaria in Sweden

USA – Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Certain Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FDA

Image – Champ MINI CHUNK DOG FOOD, BEEF AND CHICKEN FLAVOR, Net Wt. 12lbs

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. 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. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to expand its voluntary recall to include these additional products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products. Pets with aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis) may show symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. Pets experiencing any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled products should be seen by a veterinarian.

The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported to a distributor in Japan and Colombia. Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull any remaining inventory of these lots from their shelves. There are no other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails products or other lot codes of these products affected by this voluntary recall. The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag.

USA – Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Certain Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FDA

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Food & Beverages
Pet Food
Ingredients
Reason for Announcement:
May Contain Aflatoxin
Company Name:
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Brand Name:
Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and Others
Product Description:
Pet Food

Company Announcement

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. 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. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to expand its voluntary recall to include these additional products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products. Pets with aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis) may show symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. Pets experiencing any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled products should be seen by a veterinarian.

The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported to a distributor in Japan and Colombia. Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull any remaining inventory of these lots from their shelves. There are no other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails products or other lot codes of these products affected by this voluntary recall. The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.

The expansion of this voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Peanuts – Groundnuts

European Food Alerts

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aflatoxins (B1 = 47.2; Tot. = 56.1 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts from Argentina in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 63.3 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from the United States in the UK

Research – Animal Health – Mycotoxin – Beauvericin a Fusarium Mycotoxin

All About Feed

Beauvericin is a Fusarium mycotoxin known for its antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, but it also causes oxidative stress and cell death.

Although these biological activities are mainly interesting for drug development, chronic animal exposure to such a chemical via feed will certainly influence performance and health status. Even though this mycotoxin is still ‘emerging’, its presence in feed materials has been known for many years.

Beauvericin (BEA) is commonly found as a co-contaminant in grains where other Fusarium mycotoxins such as Deoxynivalenol (DON) and Zearalenone (ZEA) are present. From the feedstuffs we evaluate at Schothorst Feed Research (SFR), BEA is often detected in corn and soy hulls at levels varying from 10 to 500 µg/kg. However, much higher contamination levels have been reported by others. As was published by All About Feed in 2010, a study performed in South Korea showed that 27% of feed ingredients were then contaminated with BEA at levels up to 1.8 mg/kg (almost 4 times higher than our findings). These levels can be extremely high, reaching circa 500 mg/kg in corn as was reported by Logrieco and others in the 1990s. Although these are extreme levels and they only occur occasionally, the constant presence of this mycotoxin is feedstuffs should be of concern to nutritionists and veterinarians.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed- Salmonella – Organic Soy Expeller – Rape Seed Meal – Soyabean Meal

European Food Alerts

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Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in organic soy expeller from India in Finland

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Salmonella (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in rape seed meal from Germany in Finland

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Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka in soybean meal from Brazil in Belgium