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Reference Desk July 2012

Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® Feed Products Expanded Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland—PMI Nutrition International is expanding a voluntary recall to include three additional varieties of the Mazuri® feed products listed below, due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, and may result in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.

    The following products with specific lot numbers are being recalled, in addition to the products included in an earlier recall announced on July 3, 2012*, due to analytical test results that indicate a potential for elevated levels of Vitamin D.

    Products in This Recall

    Formula No.

    Item No.

    Description 

    Lot No.

    5MA2

    0040996

    Mazuri® Primate Maintenance Biscuit 25#

    APR11123

    5M68  

    0006758

    Mazuri® Mouse Breeder 9F 50#

    APR20122

    5NAA 

    0062089

    Mazuri® Primate Basix 25#

    APR20123

    *The July 3, 2012, PMI Nutrition International voluntary recall included the following four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products:

    Products Named in the Earlier Recall

    Formula No.

    Item No.

    Description 

    Lot No.

    5025 

    0001330

    Guinea Pig Diet 50#

    APR17122

    56A6

    0001452

    Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance 25#

    APR15123

    5MA2

    0040996

    Mazuri® Primate Maintenance Biscuit 25#

    APR22122

    5MD9

    0011482

    Mazuri® Maned Wolf Diet 33#

    APR21122

    The products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and were distributed nationwide starting April 12, 2012 through July 6, 2012. Dealers have been contacted and asked to hold these products and to notify and retrieve the product from customers. The affected product should not be used, and where applicable, be returned to the retail dealer.

    Lot numbers are laser printed on the back of each paper bag, near the top. Lot numbers are formatted as follows:
    APR= Month / 17=Day of Month / 12 =Year / 2 =Plant Code. 

    Customers who purchased the product will receive a full refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-855-863-0421, x 224) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday.

    Source: US Food and Drug Administration

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