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Purina Recalls Sheep Feed due to Deadly Level of Elevated Copper

OK, so not many of you probably have sheep, but I still like you to be informed of animal feed recalls – no matter what type of animal it’s for. With that disclaimer, just posted to the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals + Safety Alerts page is the Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is recalling one lot of Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES Feed bags for excessive copper.

According to the announcement:

Elevated copper levels can cause health issues and potential mortality in sheep. There has been one report of mortality associated with this product. Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately.

Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include: lethargy and anemia, grinding of teeth, thirst, off feed/poor appetite, pale to yellow mucous membranes, red/dark purple colored urine and recumbancy. Death usually occurs one to two days after onset of clinical symptoms.

The lot number is:

Formula No. Item No. Description Lot No.
L329 1850500-206 Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 Medicated 6MAY06WCH2

The product was distributed in Ohio and Pennsylvania during the dates of May 12, 2016 through June 22, 2016.

Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. Retailers have been contacted and told to check their inventories and “immediately quarantine any remaining recalled product including notifying customers who purchased the product.” Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer.

For more information on the product recall, contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-8941. The number is staffed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

See images of the recalled product here.

SOURCE: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

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