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Limited Voluntary Recall of Country Acres® Layer 16 Crumbles Poultry Feed


Jeanne Forbis, Land O’Lakes, Inc. 651-481-2071
Dave Karpinski, Land O’Lakes, Inc. 651-481-2360


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (St. Paul, Minn.)  April 24, 2009 – Land O’Lakes Purina Feed has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of a Country Acres® poultry feed product, due to the potential for higher than acceptable levels of salt. The presence of salt above acceptable levels can cause serious health issues, and at high levels, potential mortality in poultry.

The product was manufactured at a St. Joseph, Mo., feed plant and was distributed to dealers in a four-state region (northeastern Oklahoma, eastern / central Kansas, western Arkansas, and western Missouri). Dealers have been contacted and asked to hold these products and to notify and retrieve the product from customers. The affected product should be returned to the retail dealer and not used.

The product was distributed only in 50-pound bags and is typically used by small flock owners. The recalled product is identified as follows:

Formula No.Item No.DescriptionLot No.          
65140013357Country Acres® Layer 16 Crumbles9MAR19STJ3



Lot numbers are printed on the sewing strip of each bag. Lot numbers are formatted as follows: 9MAR19STJ3, 9=Year / MAR= Month / 19=Day of Month / STJ3 = Plant Code.

The recall was initiated after receiving a small number of customer complaints, which involved poultry mortality.

Customers who purchased these products will receive a full refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service at 1-800-227-8941 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time.



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