River Run, Marksman, Dog Foods Recalled

Just one day after Procter and Gamble (P&G) recalled specific lots of its Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food, Cargill Animal Nutrition is recalling certain brands of its dog food for the same reason.

Cargill announced a recall today of the 40 and 50 pound bags of marksman and River Run dog food products. According to a statement by Cargill, the recall is a precautionary measure due to the detection of unacceptably high levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a natural byproduct of mold. The company is advising consumers to have River-Run-Dog-Foodtheir pets seen by a veterinarian if they display sluggishness and lethargy, along with a reluctance to eat, are vomiting, have diarrhea, or have a yellowish tint to their eyes and gums. At this point no reports of ill animals have been received by Cargill.

The specific packages of dog food being recalled are:
PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags
MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags

The recalled items have the Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.

The dog food was distributed in 13 states; Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Hawaii, Florida, California; plus in both Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education.Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.