Purina recalls poultry feed due to health risk

Purina Animal Nutrition feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a recall of poultry feeds due to the inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels.

Inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels can result in health problems, including mortality, in poultry. The problem was discovered during the investigation of an “ingredient inventory discrepancy”.

The products and lot numbers involved in the recall are:

Formula No. Item Mo. UPC Code Product Name Lot No.
5419 0001381 804273029559 PURINA GAME BIRD STARTENA CRUMBLE 50 LB 4APR08RIV3
4APR09RIV2
510M 0010736 749394513269 DEL’S POULTRY LAYER PELLET 50 LB 4APR09RIV3
510T 0010737 749394513276 DEL’S LAYER CRUMBLE 50 LB 4APR08RIV1
6022 0015219 883576010792 HOME GROWN LAYER 16% CRUMBLE 50 LB 4APR08RIV3
61R3 0052070 804273038728 PURINA LAYENA SUNFRESH RECIPE PELLET 40 LB 4APR08RIV2
61X3 0057261 804273029542 PURINA START & GROW SUNFRESH CRUMBLES 25 LB 4APR09RIV2
61V3 0057262 804273029559 PURINA START & GROW SUNFRESH MP 0.0125% MEDICATED 50 LB 4APR07RIV3
4APR10RIV1
61Y3 0057265 804273029573 PURINA START & GROW SUNFRESH MP 0.0125% MEDICATED CRUMBLES 25 LB 4APR08RIV2
61Z3 0057277 804273029634 PURINA LAYENA SUNFRESH RECIPE PELLET 25 LB 4APR10RIV1
L55M 5052155 883576003237 ALBERS BROILER STARTER/FINISHER CRUMBLES 50 LB 4APR09RIV1
L55N 5052156 883576003251 ALBERS CHICK STARTER/GROWER 18% AMP MEDICATED CRUMBLES 50 LB 4APR09RIV2

Retailers have been contacted and instructed to immediately withdraw from sale the recalled product and notify customers who purchased the product. Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately.

For details, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393549.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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