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Author Topic: Recall: Arrow Brand Dog Food - Aflatoxin  (Read 4003 times)
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« on: December 13, 2011, 10:57:01 AM »

Yikes!  Another aflatoxin recall:

http://thepetfoodlist.com/forums/index.php?topic=1196.0

DeRidder, Louisiana – O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc.  today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Arrow Brand  DOG FOOD – because it contains corn which was detected to have higher than the acceptable levels of  aflatoxin..  The affected products were manufactured  between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011.  No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.  Affected products are:

ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks   SKU #807  40 lb. bag
ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food  SKU #812 40 lb. bag
ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food  SKU #814 50 lb. bag

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 to 4K1335.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 10:58:32 AM »

Yup. Here we go -- and they just keep rolling in.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 11:16:23 AM »

Another YEAR of manufacturing before we figure it out???

Why are we not testing ingredients BEFORE we use them?

Will they never learn?
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 11:49:17 AM »

The rest of the information is that Cargill is the co-packer of Arrow and they recalled for the problem December 6:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm282753.htm
Cargill recall.

If we do a comparison of the date codes, the Arrow and some of the Cargill ones are the same.

Arrow date codes:
4K0335 to 4K1335

Some of the Cargill date codes:
4K0335 through 4K0365
4K1001 through 4K1335


And--if you look at the other recall for Dog Power:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm283362.htm

The date codes are very much like the Cargilll branded and the Cargill co-packed Arrow dog food:
K0004 through K1322

It looks like Cargill is also the co-packer for Dog Power.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 04:56:40 PM »

Then we should be seeing a recall for Dog Power soon too. Angry
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 05:03:15 PM »

Hi, guys, long time no see.  Wish I wasn't back here looking for the latest news for friends.  I've been expecting expanding recalls too.  It shouldn't be this hard or expensive to feed safe food!
 
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 10:30:53 AM »

From their FAQ about this:

http://www.cargill.com/feed/dog-food-recall/FAQ/index.jsp

"Why did Cargill not catch the elevated aflatoxin levels?

Aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit were discovered during routine testing by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. After the state’s test results were disclosed to us, we conducted an investigation and discovered a problem with one of the materials we use for our own testing."


Of course, I wonder, is it their own corn? (Why would they buy outside?)

http://www.cargill.com/company/businesses/cargill-corn-milling-na/index.jsp

Cargill Corn Milling North America

Cargill Corn Milling North America is a manufacturer of value-added corn and sugar based products serving the Food, Feed and Fermentation segments. From facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, we provide a wide variety of products and services including high fructose corn syrup, corn syrups, dextrose syrups and sucrose that are used in an array of beverage, brewing, confectionery, food and pharmaceutical applications. We also produce a variety of innovative, dry corn ingredients that are used in cereals, snacks, breads, tortillas and animal feed applications. In addition, we produce fuel-grade ethanol and are a leading supplier of corn oil, acidulants, corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed products.


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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 10:36:51 AM »

When I read this it makes me think they are talking about a material they use in their testing, not necessarily a food product?  Some sort of testing material that caused their test to read negative so they missed the elevated aflatoxin?  In other words something in the test itself they use was bad somehow?  Thats a new twist on things....I wonder what that would be..or maybe Im reading this wrong too though....
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 10:57:59 AM »

When I read this it makes me think they are talking about a material they use in their testing, not necessarily a food product?  Some sort of testing material that caused their test to read negative so they missed the elevated aflatoxin?  In other words something in the test itself they use was bad somehow?  Thats a new twist on things....I wonder what that would be..or maybe Im reading this wrong too though....

That's the way I read it, Sandi.  Whatever that is supposed to mean.

I was mulling on another subject - wondering if the corn delivered to their plant in Louisiana, came from one of their own corn milling operations somewhere else. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 11:13:50 AM »

Then we should be seeing a recall for Dog Power soon too. Angry

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm283362.htm

It was-the recall before this one.
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 11:21:54 AM »

If you search this section of the forum for Cargill, you find a lot of OASIS reports for salmonella in feed for 2008 - 2009:

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/fda-oasis-refusals-april-2009-pet-food-related-t8248.0.html

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/oasis-refusals-july-2009-pet-relatedjune-pet-related-t8881.0.html

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/fda-oasis-refusalsjanuary-2008-t3453.0.html

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/fda-oasis-refusalsoctober-2009pet-related-products-t9622.0.html
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011, 11:24:53 AM »

I agree Sparty, whatever they mean.  Its sort of a new twist on things Ive never seen before...so they are using the excuse ....err, phrase implying a faulty test precluded them from detecting it on their own....why am I having a hard time swallowing that one.... Roll Eyes  Next thing ya know, it will be the new mantra they all use..afterall, they are real good at finding excuses instead of just taking responsibility.  
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