Sportmix Pet Food

Important recall information appears below.

Sportmix is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Evansville, Indiana. The products promote high digestibility, balanced nutrition and great taste.

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Sportmix varieties are sold in 65 countries worldwide, but the product is manufactured in the United States.

Sportmix Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Sportmix Hi Protein Dog Food, Sportmix High Energy Adult Mini Chunk Dog Food, Sportmix Wholesomes Dog Food — Chicken Meal & Rice, Sportmix Premium Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dog Food, Sportmix High Energy Adult Chunk
Cost: $$$
Company: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.
Headquarters: 9634 Hedden Road, Evansville, IN 47725
Contact info: 1-800-474-4163 (ext. 455), emailwebsite

Has Sportmix Ever Been Recalled?

Yes, in March 2021, a recall of certain packages of  Sportmix dog and cat foods (along with a few other brands) was initiated after routine sampling by the manufacturer, Midwestern Pet Foods, discovered that some of the products may be contaminated with salmonella.

Also, in late December 2020, certain lots of Sportmix dog and cat foods were recalled after testing showed high levels of aflatoxin in the food. Less than 2 weeks later, in January 2021, that recall was vastly expanded to include additional dates and varieties of Sportmix. The U.S. Food and Safety Administration (FDA) said it was aware of “at least 70 in dogs” who had been fed the affected products. Aflatoxin is a mold byproduct.

Full details of all Sportmix recalls appear directly below.

List of Sportmix Pet Food Recalls

March 2021

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA alert dated March 27, 2021 (archived here). What was recalled: The specific packages and date codes of dog and cat food brands listed below. Note that all of the affected products have an “M” near the end of the date code.

Sportmix:

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  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/28/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/12/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/02/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/15/22M2 L1
  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/16/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/26/22M3 L1,L2
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/12/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/03/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/15/22M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Canine X Chicken, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/04/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Canine X Chicken, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/11/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Gourmet Cat, 15 lb., 31 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/02/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Gourmet Cat, 15 lb., 31 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/01/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Hi Protein 27/12, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/17/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix High Energy 26/18, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/05/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix High Energy 26/18, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/05/22M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix High Energy 26/18, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/16/22M2 L2
  • Sportmix High Energy 26/18, 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/17/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Maintenance 21/12, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/29/22M3 L2
  • Sportmix Maintenance 21/12, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/01/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb., 31 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/04/22M2 L1
  • Sportmix Stamina 24/18, 44 lb., 50 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/02/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholeomes Large Breed, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/11/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesome Performance Puppy, 16.5 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/11/22M1 L1
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/04/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/05/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/04/22M2 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Cat, 15 lb., 16.5 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/26/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Chicken & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/11/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Chicken & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/16/22M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/11/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/12/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/03/22M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/11/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Beef Meal & Chickpeas, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/05/22M3 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Beef Meal & Chickpeas, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/05/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Chicken Meal & Potato, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/04/22M2 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/11/22M3 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/05/22M1 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Whitefish Meal & Potato, 35 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/12/22M1 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/11/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/02/22M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/16/22M2 L1,L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/11/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/12/22M3 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Large Breed, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/17/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Performance Puppy, 16.5 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/10/22M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Lamb, 30 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/29/22M1 L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Lamb, 30 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/02/22M3,M1 L1
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon, 30 lb., Date/Lot Code: Aug/09/22M3,M1 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon, 30 lb., Date/Lot Code: Sep/16/22M1,M2 L1, L2
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon, 30 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/26/22M1,M2 L1, L2

Wholesomes (Sportmix):

  • Wholesomes Chicken & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: May/02/22M1,M3 L1, L2
  • Wholesomes Fish & Rice, 40 lb., Date/Lot Code: Apr/26/22M1 L1, L2

January 2021

Cause: Aflatoxin. Announcement: FDA alert dated Jan. 11, 2021; FDA report dated Dec. 30, 2020 (archived here). What was recalled: The following specific lots of Sportmix dry dog and cat food produced in Midwestern Pet Foods’ Oklahoma plant (denoted with a “05” in the date/lot code), with expiration dates of July 9, 2022 or earlier:

  • Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bags
  • Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bags
  • Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bags
  • Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bags
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bags

This was an expansion of an earlier recall. The only products that are part of the recall are those listed above that have a “05” in the date/lot code AND an expiration date of July 9, 2022 or earlier.

In addition to Sportmix, other affected products included certain packages of Pro Pac, Splash Fat Cat and Nunn Better. All products were produced at the same Midwestern Pet Foods plant in Oklahoma.

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