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Expanded Voluntary Recall of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level


Trish Scorpio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 20, 2012 - Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has determined that an additional Purina® product falls within the scope of a previous voluntary recall, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death, or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.

The product listed below is being added to those included in a recall announced on July 12, 2012*, which was initiated due to analytical test results on retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

The products were initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility and distributed nationwide. Dealers have been asked to hold their inventories of these products, to notify affected customers, and to retrieve the product from these customers. The affected product should not be used, and, if possible, should be returned to the retail dealer.

Formula No.Item No.Description

Package Weight

Lot Numbers

51200006570Fish Chow® Meal50 LBMay 05 12 1

Lot numbers are laser printed on the back of each large bag, near the top. Lot numbers are interpreted as follows: APR=Month / 17=Day of Month / 12=Year / 2=Production Shift.

Customers should return remaining products to their local dealer to receive a refund.  For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-800-522-3354) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday.

* Note - The July 12, 2012 voluntary recall included the following Purina® feed products.
Formula No.Item No.DescriptionPackage WeightLot Numbers
35TD0066925WellSolve W/C®40 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
35SU0046451WellSolve W/C®25 LB
ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
52C10001363Game Fish Chow®50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51J20040967Catfish3 250 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51360007136Catfish Chow® SR50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51150006569Minnow Chow50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive


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