Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Recalls Poultry Feeds Due to
Potential Health Risk
Potential Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 16, 2014 - The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington.
Inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels can result in health problems, including mortality, in poultry. No customer complaints have been received to date.
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
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
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
The recalled products were packaged in typical brand-specific feed bags. Lot numbers are printed on the sewing strip of each bag. Lot numbers are interpreted as follows:
Example 4APR09RIV1: 4=Year / APR=Month / 09=Day of Month / RIV=Plant Code / 1=Shift code.
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy.
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. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer.
For more information on the product recall, contact Customer Service at 1-800-245-5333, Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is North America’s leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services designed to help agricultural producers, dealers and cooperatives compete in the global marketplace.
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