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3 types of dog food recalled for potentially toxic mold by-product

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for certain types of dog food due to toxic mold.

The FDA says three types of dog food made by Sunshine Mills, Inc. were recalled due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a mold by-product that can be harmful to pets if consumed in high quantities.

The three types of dog food were sold at retail stores nationwide: Family Pet Meaty Cuts beef chicken & cheese flavors premium dog food, Heartland Farms grilled favorites beef chicken & cheese flavor and Paws Happy Life butcher's choice dog food.

So far no illnesses have been reported, according to the FDA, and other Sunshine Mills pet food products are not affected.

"Pets that have consumed any of the recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian," the FDA statement says.

Retailers have been asked to pull the affected products from their inventory. Customers who purchased the products can return them for a full refund.