Land O’Lakes Issues Sweeping Animal Food Recall

Food for animals that was manufactured by subsidiaries of Land O’Lakes have been recalled or added to the recall that began in early July; this affects food for guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, small birds, mice, fish and many more.

Three Land O’Lakes subsidiaries recalled food products for animals, including an expansion of the recent PMI Nutrition International recall, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, the companies reported on July 13, 2012.

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, Land O’Lakes reported.

PMI initially recalled some lots of its Mazuri and LabDiet feed products earlier this month after receiving customer complaints of animal illness and small bird and guinea pig deaths. PMI expanded the recall  three days later, and has now expanded it again to include some AquaMax feed products and additional Mazuri and LabDiet products. Land O’Lakes has isolated the issue that led to the elevated vitamin D levels, but due to the regulatory process, is unable to release details about the problem, the company reported.

All of the products involved in the recalls were manufactured at a feed plant in Richmond, Indiana, between April 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012.

The recalled PMI products were distributed throughout the United States and to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile and the United Kingdom. The company contacted dealers and asked them to hold the products and retrieve the product from customers, PMI reported.

The expanded Mazuri recall includes:

The recalled items have lot numbers laser printed on the back of each paper bag, near the top, formatted as follows (using APR 17 12 2 as an example): APR = month, 17 = day of month, 12 = year, 2 = plant code.

Recalled Purina Feed products include:

Lot numbers for the WellSolve W/G products are laser printed at the bottom of the label next to the ingredients listing on each bucket. Lot numbers for the other recalled Purina Feed products are laser printed on the back of each paper bag near the top. Lot numbers are formatted as follows (using APR 17 12 2 as an example): APR = Month, 17 = Day of month, 12 = Year, 2 = Plant code.
Land O’Lakes urged customers to return remaining products to their local dealers to receive a refund.
The recalled Feed Solutions products were distributed at Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores nationwide between April 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012, the company reported.

The recalled products distributed to Tractor Supply stores include:

The recalled products distributed to Del’s stores include:

Feed Solutions urged customers to stop feeding the products and return them to their retailer to receive a refund.

The expanded LabDiet recall includes:

The recalled AquaMax products include:

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