Sunshine Mills Dog Food Recall: Elevated Aflatoxin Risk

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold byproduct from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant amounts. The potential for elevated aflatoxin levels was discovered by routine sampling from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, who found that a sample of a single 4-pound bag of one lot of the product contained elevated levels of aflatoxin.

To date, no illnesses or complaints have been reported in connection with this voluntary recall. Out of an abundance of caution, Sunshine Mills chose to issue the voluntary recall in furtherance of its commitment to safety and quality. The recalled products were distributed nationally in retail stores and are listed below:

Product Name

Sizes Lot Codes

UPC Codes

Family Pet® Meaty Cuts
Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavors Premium Dog Food

4 lb.

TD3 4/APRIL/2020
TD1 5/APRIL/2020

14 lb.

TB1 4/APRIL/2020
TB2 4/APRIL/2020
TB3 3/APRIL/2020
28 lb. TB3 3/APRIL/2020


Heartland Farms® Grilled Favorites Beef Chicken & Cheese Flavor

14 lb.

TB1 4/APRIL/2020
TB2 4/APRIL/2020
31 lb. TA2 4/APRIL/2020
TA3 4/APRIL/2020


Paws Happy Life® Butcher’s Choice Dog Food

16 lb.

TA1 4/APRIL/2020
TA2 4/APRIL/2020


Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should discontinue use and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM – 4PM CT, Mon. – Fri., or by email at for additional information.

Click here for the full FDA alert, which includes information on how overconsumption of Aflatoxin may affect pets.