The following recall was posted on the FDA’s site on February 28 and confirmed with a Purina Animal Nutrition representative.
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:
|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|
|60W7||0046488||DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (20#)||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.