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Area briefing

Liverpool Township pays some bills

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees met virtually for 15 minutes Monday.

Trustees paid $29,295 worth of bills as well as acted on supplemental appropriations: $13,500 fire, $600 COVID and $2,948.23 other funds. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 via Zoom.

Wellsville SOI planning fish fry

The Wellsville Sons of Italy will be having its carryout fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb, 19. Menu includes baked or fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken dinners. All dinners come with coleslaw and a choice of french fries, macaroni and cheese or rice. Fish and chicken sandwiches, clam chowder and cake will also be available. Call ahead to place orders at 330-532-1927; walk-in orders accepted as well. Masks are required for all pickups.

Pet food recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December announced a recall of pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. This month, Midwestern Pet Foods expanded the recall to include additional products that contain corn and were made in their Oklahoma manufacturing plant. These include Sportmix, Pro Pac and Nunn pet foods and Splash Fat Cat fish foods that were made in the firm’s Oklahoma plant and that expire on or before July 9, 2022 and contain 05 in the date/lot code. The 05 designates food that was made at the Oklahoma plant.

As of Jan. 21, the FDA is aware of more than 110 pets that have died and more than 210 pets that are sick after eating certain pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. Not all of these cases have been officially confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning through laboratory testing or veterinary record review. This count is approximate and may not reflect the total number of pets affected.

This is an ongoing investigation. Case counts and the scope of this recall may expand as new information becomes available, the FDA said.

Aflatoxins are toxins produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxins can cause illness and death in pets.

Pets experiencing aflatoxin poisoning may have symptoms such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes or gums due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea. In severe cases, this toxicity can be fatal. In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show any symptoms.

Among the food listed in the recall are Sportmix Energy Plus, Sportmix Premium High Energy, Sportmix Original Cat, Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, Pro Pac Performance Puppy, Splash Fat Cat 32%,, Nunn Better Maintenance, Sportmix Original Cat, Sportmix Maintenance, Sportmix High Protein, Sportmix Energy Plus, Sportmix Stamina, Sportmix Stamina, Sportmix Bite Size, Sportmix High Energy and Sportmix Premium Puppy.

If you have one of the products listed above, but do not know the lot code or expiration date, the FDA recommends that you stop feeding the product.

The affected products were distributed to online retailers and stores nationwide within the United States.

Fore more information, visit https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary.

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