Late Monday, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine updated the number of deaths resulting from contaminated pet food made by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. for the third time in less than one month.
“As of January 21, 2021, FDA is aware of more than 110 pets that have died and more than 210 pets that are sick after eating Sportmix pet food,” the update said.
In the first of the now three recall announcements, on Dec. 30, 2020, the initial death count was “at least 28” dogs dead.
This recall now appears to be the single deadliest pet food aflatoxin recall in the country’s history.
The FDA has also updated the announcement with a list of countries where the contaminated food is thought to have been distributed in addition to the continental U.S.:
“The affected products were distributed to online retailers and stores nationwide within the United States. Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. may have exported the recalled product to one consignee, respectively, in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.”