Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination - 6/9/21
Company Announcement Date:
June 02, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
June 03, 2021
Animal & Veterinary
Reason for Announcement:
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout Sporting, Intimidator, FRM Gold Select
Dog Food Products
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date. The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was notified by the distributor, Fleet Wholesale Supply Company, who was informed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture when a sample of 5 lbs. Sprout Sporting Dog Food product was collected and tested positive for Salmonella during routine surveillance.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed a recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The best buy date and lot code can be found on the back of each package. The products identified below were distributed online and in retail stores:
|Product||Size||BB Date Code & Lot||UPC Code||States|
|Sportsman’s Pride Professional
Formula 30/20 Dog Food
|40 lb.||Best if used By 7 Oct 2021||7015510184||MS, FL, TN, LA, VA, NC, TX|
|Lot: TI1 07/Oct/2020|
|Sprout Sporting Dog Food||5 lb.||Best if used By 6 Oct 2021||7015505101||MN, WI, IA, SD, ND|
|Lot: TE1 06/Oct/2020|
|40 lb.||Best if used By 6 Oct 2021||7015505100|
|Lot: TI3 06/Oct/2020|
|Intimidator Chicken & Rice Formula
Dog Food 30/20
|16 lb.||Best if used By 6 Oct 2021||7015541002||TX, MS, FL, AL|
|Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020|
|40 lb.||Best if used By 6 Oct 2021||5216631214|
|Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020|
|FRM Gold Select High Performance
|50 lb.||Best if used By 6 Oct 2021||1549905873||GA, FL|
|Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020|
There are no other Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout, Intimidator®, or FRM® Gold Select products or other lot codes of these products affected by this recall.
Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
This is a voluntary recall being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
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