Another Pet Food Recall

Pet food recalls seem inescapable.

A few years ago there was the horribly deadly pet food melamine contamination, which also affected some baby formulas.

Recently Blue Buffalo dog food suffered from cases of Vitamin D toxicosis in dogs fed some of their foods.

Now Kroger has been forced to recall pet foods that are contaminated with aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a poison produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus and commonly comes from corn that has been allowed to become moldy.

Kroger has cooperated completely with the investigation by the North Carolina Food and Drug Protection Division, who, in turn, has contacted U.S. FDA officials.

The contamination apparently came from a plant in Tennessee.

At least one dog lost his life to the poisoning.

Kroger has established a Web site for you to easily determine whether food you purchased there might be on the recall: will update you if additional problems arise.

See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.

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