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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Limited Voluntary Recall of Country Acres® Home Grown Turkey & Quail Starter


Company Contact: 
Jeanne Forbis, Communications Director 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (Shoreview, Minn.)  Oct. 13, 2009  … Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC is recalling a single lot of Country Acres® Home Grown Turkey & Quail Starter 30% BMD 200 feed due to a lower than formulated protein level.  During the investigation of a customer complaint, it was discovered that there was a manufacturing error in one lot which resulted in feed being manufactured with a lower protein level.  Low protein levels can adversely affect bird growth and development and, in extreme cases, increase the potential for bird mortality.  Only a single lot of this one product (distributed in 50-pound bags) is included in the recall.  No other products or lot numbers are affected.  The product and lot number being recalled is:

Formula No.

Item No.


Lot No.          

         59FC       0015447Country Acres® Home Grown Turkey & Quail Starter 30% BMD 200   9AUG20ARC1

Lot numbers are printed on the sewing strip of each bag.  They are interpreted as follows:

9 = Year …  AUG = Month …  20 = Day of Month … ARC1 = Plant Code

The product being recalled was distributed to dealers in Louisiana, southern Arkansas, eastern Texas and southern Mississippi.  Dealers have been contacted and asked to hold this product (bearing the affected lot number) and to notify and retrieve the recalled product from customers.  Customers should discontinue feeding the product and return any unused portions to their dealer.

Customers who purchased this product will receive a full refund. For more information on the product recall, customers should contact their local feed dealer or Customer Service at 1-800-227-8941 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time.


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