Hy-Vee recalls dog food

Hy-Vee recalled various packages of two types of its store brand of dog food after random testing showed elevated levels of aflatoxin in the food.

Hy-Vee recalled various packages of two types of its store brand of dog food after random testing showed elevated levels of aflatoxin in the food.

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling some packages of two types of its store-brand dog food after elevated levels of a chemical contaminant were found.

Some samples of Hy-Vee dog foods recently showed higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin, a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn.  The Food and Drug Administration says the substance is especially prevalent in corn during drought conditions.

Animals that ingest elevated levels of aflatoxin can become ill.

The recalled dog food was distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between October 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013.

While there is no risk to humans handling the affected dog food, and no animal illnesses have been reported, the potentially affected packages have been removed from store shelves.

The recall involves Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition dog food, packaged in  4.4-pound, 8-pound and 34-pound green bags.   Also recalled are Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares dog food packaged in 4.4-pound and 20-pound yellow bags.

The packages involved have “best by” dates in November 2013.

Any bag of Hy-Vee dog food that is part of the recall, whether opened or unopened, can be returned to the store for a full refund.

These products are part of this recall:

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition 34-pound (green bag) with UPC number 0754005647, lot number ending with 29812KC and best by date of 11/24/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition 8-pound (green bag) with UPC number 0754005667, lot number ending with 29812KC and best by date of 11/24/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition 4.4-pound (green bag) with UPC number 0754005665, lot number ending with 29812KC and best by date of 11/25/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares 20-pound (yellow bag) with UPC number 07545005680, lot number ending with 29312KC and best by date of 11/19/13.

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares 4.4-pound (yellow bag) with UPC number 07545005560, lot number ending with 29312KC and best by date of 11/19/13.

More on the FDA website – click here.



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