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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Western Milling LLC Voluntarily Recalls Universal Turkey and Kruse G.B. Turkey Grower Feeds Because of Possible Health Risk to Animals

Media Contact:
Alan Maltun or Sydney Rosencranz
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
(213) 630-6550
AM@abmac.com; or SPR@abmac.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 21, 2010 - Goshen, Calif. - / PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Western Milling, LLC announced a voluntary recall of certain types of store brand noncommercial turkey feed after the company learned that the feed may contain monensin, a medication included in medicated turkey feed. The turkey feed subject to this voluntary recall was not labeled as medicated and was not formulated to contain monensin. Consumption of monensin in excessive volume by turkeys could cause injury or death.

Products subject to this recall were distributed in May and June, 2010, to 57 retail animal feed stores located in California as well as eight feed stores in Arizona and one each in Nevada and Hawaii. All retails stores have been notified. The turkey feed was sold in 50 lb. paper bags under the company's Universal and Kruse Perfection Brands. The specific lots in question were sold under the following tags:

  • U Turkey/Gamebird Grower Crumble, Lot 175 (PC K52105)
  • K G.B. Turkey Grower Crumble, Lots 126, 127 and 175 (PC K52105)
  • U Turkey/Gamebird Starter Krumble, Lots 126 and 175 (PC U332095)

As a precaution, the company is advising the public that the product in these bags should not be fed to poultry or other animals. Consumers who have purchased and still have any of these products with these lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers and feed stores with questions may contact the company at 1 (559) 302-1000 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.


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