Recall Of Some Mazuri, LabDiet Food Made By PMI

A guinea pig food is among those under recall by manufacturer PMI due to possible elevated levels of vitamin D.

[July 9, 2012 — Article updated to include more foods; see below]

After it received some customer complaints about animal illness and small bird deaths, PMI Nutrition International LLC, a unit of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes Inc., has recalled four varieties of LabDiet and Mazuri feed products for guinea pigs, small birds,maned wolves and primates.

The recalled products have the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, which can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, PMI reported.

The lot numbers are laser-printed on the back of each bag, near the top, the company reported.

The products were manufactured at PMI’s plant in Richmond, Indiana, and distributed throughout the United States and to some international customers.

PMI reports it has contacted dealers and has asked dealers to notify customers and retrieve the products. The diets should not be fed, the company reported.

The recalled products are:

Customers who purchased the product will receive a full refund and are urged to contact their local dealer or PMI’s customer service (855-863-0421, ext. 224) for more information about the recall. PMI’s customer service line operates Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT.

>>>>>>>>>>Update
As of July 6, 2012, PMI Nutrition International expanded its recent recall to include three additional varieties of Mazuri feed products. The company recalled the products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, which can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, PMI reported.
 

The products were manufactured at the Richmond, Ind., feed plant and were distributed starting April 12, 2012, through July 6, 2012. PMI contacted dealers and asked them to hold the products and to notify and retrieve the products from customers.

Customers who purchased the product will receive a full refund, PMI said. The company can be contacted Monday through Friday at 855-863-0421 ext. 224 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.   

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