Expanded Voluntary Recall of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 20, 2012 - Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has determined that an additional Purina® product falls within the scope of a previous voluntary recall, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death, or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.
The product listed below is being added to those included in a recall announced on July 12, 2012*, which was initiated due to analytical test results on retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.
The products were initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility and distributed nationwide. Dealers have been asked to hold their inventories of these products, to notify affected customers, and to retrieve the product from these customers. The affected product should not be used, and, if possible, should be returned to the retail dealer.
Formula No. Item No. Description
5120 0006570 Fish Chow® Meal 50 LB May 05 12 1
Lot numbers are laser printed on the back of each large bag, near the top. Lot numbers are interpreted as follows: APR=Month / 17=Day of Month / 12=Year / 2=Production Shift.
Customers should return remaining products to their local dealer to receive a refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-800-522-3354) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday.
* Note - The July 12, 2012 voluntary recall included the following Purina® feed products.
Formula No. Item No. Description Package Weight Lot Numbers
35TD 0066925 WellSolve W/C® 40 LB ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
35SU 0046451 WellSolve W/C® 25 LB
bucket ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
52C1 0001363 Game Fish Chow® 50 LB ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
51J2 0040967 Catfish3 2 50 LB ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5136 0007136 Catfish Chow® SR 50 LB ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5115 0006569 Minnow Chow 50 LB ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
Expanded Recall: Land O’Lakes Purina Fish Chow
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