FDA Cautions Public On Contaminated Pet Foods
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is cautioning the general public about the recall of various brands of Pet Foods manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Indiana in the United States of America.
According to a communique signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Delese Mimi Darko, the recall is due to the presence of high aflatoxin contamination which has caused the death of seventy (70) dogs and other illnesses in another eighty (80).
The release said " The Pet Foods being recalled have the following information on the packaging: Expiry dates on or before 9th July 2022 with facility number 05 found at the end of the Date Code i.e EXP: 03/03/05 or 03 March/22/05, Registration OK-PFO-0005, Batch Numbers: 17/10/21/05/l3 and 12/11/21/05/l2"
It added that the pet food variants contaminated by aflatoxin are; Pro Pac Originals, Sportmix, Splash Pet Food, and Nunn Better Dry Dog and Cat Foods.
The FDA says it has however directed the importer, Doggie Dog World Enterprise to recall all the products from the Ghanaian market.
It further reminded the public that it remains committed to safeguarding public health and safety of consumers as mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.
Below is a copy of the press release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith