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Midwestern Pet Foods Products Sickened and Killed Dogs Class Action

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. makes a number of pet foods, under the brand names of Sportmix, Pro Pac, and Nunn Better. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Midwestern pet foods have been sold containing “mold, toxins, and/or aflatoxins that caused injury and harm” to animals.

The National Class for this action is all persons who bought and used Midwestern’s pet foods, for household or business use and not for resale, when the foods contained toxins, mold, or aflatoxins. A Missouri Class has also been defined, for Missouri residents.

The products at issue include the following:

● Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag (Exp 03/02/22/05/L2; Exp 03/02/22/05/L3; Exp 03/03/22/05/L2)
● Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag (Exp 03/02/22/05/L3)
● Sportmix Premium High Energy, 50 lb. bag (Exp 03/03/22/05/L3)
● Sportmix Premium High Energy, 44 lb. bag (Exp 03/03/22/05/L3)
● Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag (Exp 03/03/22/05/L3)
● Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag (Exp 03/03/22/05/L2; Exp 03/03/22/05/L3)

Certain other lots have been recalled if the date/lot code contains an expiration date before 07/09/22 and has “05” in the date/lot code. The “05” indicates the product was made in the Oklahoma facility.

● Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag
● Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag
● Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag
● Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
● Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
● Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag
● Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
● Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag
● Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag
● Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag
● Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag
● Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag
● Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag
● Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag

Plaintiffs Jeremy and Britany Simmons not only own pets; they are licensed dog breeders, in Missouri. The couple fed Midwestern’s pet food to their dogs and, the complaint alleges, many of their dogs “were sickened and/or died, as a result…”

Midwestern issued a recall on December 30, 2020 of a number of lots of Sportmix pet foods after reports of problems with them. On January 11, 2021, they expanded that recall, to include all Midwestern’s pet foods containing corn that had been made in Midwestern’s Oklahoma facility.

According to the complaint, the Missouri Department of Agriculture tested product samples and found what the complaint calls “very high levels of aflatoxins, mold, and/or other toxins or poisons in violation of law and industry standards…” They were deemed not safe for pets to eat.

The Food and Drug Administration has been told that more than seventy dogs have died, as of January 11, 2020, and more than eighty have been taken ill, after eating the pet foods at issue.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Midwestern Pet Foods Products Sickened and Killed Dogs Complaint

January 20, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. makes a number of pet foods, under the brand names of Sportmix, Pro Pac, and Nunn Better. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Midwestern pet foods have been sold containing “mold, toxins, and/or aflatoxins that caused injury and harm” to animals.

Midwestern Pet Foods Products Sickened and Killed Dogs Complaint

Case Event History

Midwestern Pet Foods Products Sickened and Killed Dogs Complaint

January 20, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. makes a number of pet foods, under the brand names of Sportmix, Pro Pac, and Nunn Better. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Midwestern pet foods have been sold containing “mold, toxins, and/or aflatoxins that caused injury and harm” to animals.

Midwestern Pet Foods Products Sickened and Killed Dogs Complaint
Tags: Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Pet Food