First Pet Food Recalls of 2021 – FDA Issues Pet Food Alert After 28 Dogs Reported Dead


There couldn’t have been a worse start to 2021 for pet parents. In what is thought to be the first pet food recalls 2021, at least 28 dogs have died and eight others have fallen ill from toxin reportedly found in certain dog foods.

The food containing the toxin has been identified as certain Sportmix products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. The products have been voluntarily recalled Midwestern Pet Foods.

In a statement, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said they and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are working with the manufacturer to determine whether more products contain high levels of the toxin. The FDA said the investigation is ongoing and the “scope of the recall may expand as new information becomes available.”