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 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 the Sportmix recalls appear directly below.

List of Sportmix Pet Food Recalls

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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