January 04, 2021

Sportmix Dog and Cat Food

Sportmix Dog and Cat Food

Updated 1/12/21, 10:00am


Sportmix Dog and Cat Food


Dogs and Cats

Date of Recall

1/11/2021 – Recall expanded



The FDA is reporting that certain Sportmix pet food products may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin, a toxin produced by mold on grains used as an ingredient in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.

Affected Products

On January 11, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., the manufacturer of Sportmix Pet Food, expanded their initial recall to include “all pet food products containing corn that were made in the firm’s Oklahoma plant and that expire on or before July 9, 2022.”

Lots of the following pet food products have been recalled if they include an expiration date on or before “07/09/22” and include “05” in the date/lot code, which identifies products made in the Oklahoma plant:

  • Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag
  • Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag
  • Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag
  • Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag

Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three-line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM” as follows (see below).

Sportmix Lot Number

If you feed your pet one of the products listed here, but do not know the lot code or expiration date, the FDA recommends you stop feeding the product.

The affected products were distributed to online retailers and stores nationwide within the United States.

Clinical Signs

Aflatoxin poisoning can produce the following clinical signs in dogs and cats:

  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage)
  • Diarrhea

In severe cases, this toxicity can be fatal. In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show any symptoms.

What You Should Do if Your Pet is Affected

If you believe your pet may have ingested any of the affected product(s), please contact your veterinarian immediately and provide a full dietary history.

Dispose of the recalled product in a way that no other pet or animal can ingest it.

Sanitize food bowls, scoops, and storage containers using bleach (1 Tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of water), rinsing well afterwards with water, and drying thoroughly.

Report any suspected illness to the FDA through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

More Information

For more information about this pet food recall, please visit the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.