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Purina recalls select lots of rabbit, turkey, chick feed

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, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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..DescriptionLot Number
532D3004902-206Purina® Rabbit Complete (50#)0JAN06MFI3
532D3004902-203Purina® Rabbit Complete (25#)0FEB03MFI3
532D3004902-206Purina® Rabbit Complete (50#)0FEB03MFI3
532F3004918-206Purina® Rabbit Show (50#)0JAN09MFI1
532F3004918-206Purina® Rabbit Show (50#)0JAN24MFI3
532E3004903-206Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#)9DEC17MFI3
532E3004903-206Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#)0JAN09MFI1
532E3004903-206Purina® Rabbit Professional (50#)0FEB03MFI3
83820009906Purina® Turkey Starter AMP 0.0125% (50#)0JAN24MFI3
56AW0049200Country Acres® Rabbit Pellet 18 (50#)0JAN09MFI1
56AW0049200Country Acres® Rabbit Pellet 18 (50#)0JAN23MFI1
60V70046487DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (50#)9DEC18MFI1
60W70046488DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (20#)0JAN08MFI1
60W70046488DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower 20% (20#)0JAN23MFI1
60W70046488DuMOR® 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 1-800-227-8941 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Jay Edwards

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