Saturday, January 8, 2011
Tennessee: Aflatoxins found in grains used for recalled Kroger's pet food
Tennessean.com recently reported that elevated levels of aflatoxins have been found in the grains that were used to make the Kroger's pet food recalled in December, 2010. According to the site, a spokesman from the Tennesee Department of Agriculture stated, "We took finished samples and grain samples that were stored and used to make pet food. We did find some elevated levels in some grains stored there."
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring substances produced by fungi that live on grains, including corn. The toxins cause disease in the liver and can be extremely deadly.
One more reason to feed quality, grain-free food formulas to our pets, where possible.
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