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Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Select Lot Codes of Purina®Rabbit Feed, Purina® Turkey Feed, Country Acres® Rabbit Feed and DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower Feed

Last updated May 9, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

CORRECTION: When first distributed, this release incorrectly stated the bag size of one lot of DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20%. The correct bag weight for lot 0JAN28MFI3 of the DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% is 50 pounds, not 20 pounds as stated in the first version of the release. The correct weight is listed and highlighted/bolded below. This updated affects 12 Tractor Supply Stores in the state of Michigan.


Company Announcement Date: February 28, 2020

FDA Publish Date: February 28, 2020

Product Type: Animal & Veterinary

Pet Food

Reason for Announcement: Elevated calcium levels

Company Name: Purina Animal Nutrition

Brand Name: Purina, Country Acres, DuMOR

Product Description: Purina® Rabbit Feed, Purina® Turkey Feed, Country Acres® Rabbit Feed and DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower Feed

Company Announcement Date: February 28, 2020

FDA Publish Date: February 28, 2020

Product Type: Animal & Veterinary

Pet Food

Reason for Announcement: Elevated calcium levels

Company Name: Purina Animal Nutrition

Brand Name: Purina, Country Acres, DuMOR

Product Description: Purina® Rabbit Feed, Purina® Turkey Feed, Country Acres® Rabbit Feed and DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower Feed/nSummary

Company Announcement

CORRECTION: When first distributed, this release incorrectly stated the bag size of one lot of DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20%. The correct bag weight for lot 0JAN28MFI3 of the DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% is 50 pounds, not 20 pounds as stated in the first version of the release. The correct weight is listed and highlighted/bolded below. This updated affects 12 Tractor Supply Stores in the state of Michigan.

Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a voluntary recall of multiple lots of Purina® Rabbit Feed, Purina® Turkey Feed, Country Acres® Rabbit Feed and DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower Feed due to elevated calcium levels in the product.

Purina Animal Nutrition received reports from customers claiming the rabbit products may have resulted in poor health and/or mortality. No reports have been received for the chicken or turkey products listed below.

Elevated calcium carbonate levels can cause health issues and potential mortality in rabbits. Continued feeding of these products may result in death as a result of feed refusal. Elevated calcium carbonate levels in young chickens and turkeys can lead to leg abnormalities and kidney calcification.

Symptoms of excess calcium carbonate in rabbits may include pinkish urine and lethargy due to decreased feed intake. Chicken and turkeys up to 6 weeks of age may show leg abnormalities associated with excessive dietary calcium carbonate.

The affected product and lot numbers are:

Formula No.

Item No..

Description

Lot Number

532D 3004902-206 Purina® Rabbit Complete (50#) 0JAN06MFI3

532D 3004902-203 Purina® Rabbit Complete (25#) 0FEB03MFI3

532D 3004902-206 Purina® Rabbit Complete (50#) 0FEB03MFI3

532F 3004918-206 Purina® Rabbit Show (50#) 0JAN09MFI1

532F 3004918-206 Purina® Rabbit Show (50#) 0JAN24MFI3

532E 3004903-206 Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#) 9DEC17MFI3

532E 3004903-206 Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#) 0JAN09MFI1

532E 3004903-206 Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#) 0FEB03MFI3

8382 0009906 Purina® Turkey Starter AMP 0.0125% (50#) 0JAN24MFI3

56AW 0049200 Country Acres® Rabbit Pellet 18 (50#) 0JAN09MFI1

56AW 0049200 Country Acres® Rabbit Pellet 18 (50#) 0JAN23MFI1

60V7 0046487 DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (50#) 9DEC18MFI1

60W7 0046488 DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (20#) 0JAN08MFI1

60W7 0046488 DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (20#) 0JAN23MFI1

60V7 0046487 DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (50#) 0JAN28MFI3

The affected feed was manufactured by Purina Animal Nutrition between December 16, 2019 and February 3, 2020.

The affected Purina® feeds and affected DuMOR® feed (sold through Tractor Supply Company) were sold in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, Florida, Virginia, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, California, West Virginia, Texas, Hawaii and Arizona.

Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. Lot numbers are interpreted s follows: 0=Year / JAN=Month / 06=Day of Month / MF13= Plant Code.

Customers who purchased this product are instructed to discard it or return it to their local animal feed store to exchange the product for a like item or refund.

Customers may contact Purina Animal Nutrition’s Customer Service at 800-227-8941 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

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First uploaded: May 9, 2020
Last updated: May 9, 2020