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Recall Of Some Mazuri, LabDiet Food Made By PMI

A guinea pig food is among those under recall by manufacturer PMI due to possible elevated levels of vitamin D.

Posted: July 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m. EDT

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The 50-pound bag of Guinea Pig Diet lot number APR17122 might have elevated levels of vitamin D and should not be fed to guinea pigs.

[July 9, 2012 — Article updated to include more foods; see below]

After it received some customer complaints about animal illness and small bird deaths, PMI Nutrition International LLC, a unit of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes Inc., has recalled four varieties of LabDiet and Mazuri feed products for guinea pigs, small birds,maned wolves and primates.

The recalled products have the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, which can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, PMI reported.

The lot numbers are laser-printed on the back of each bag, near the top, the company reported.

The products were manufactured at PMI’s plant in Richmond, Indiana, and distributed throughout the United States and to some international customers.

PMI reports it has contacted dealers and has asked dealers to notify customers and retrieve the products. The diets should not be fed, the company reported.

The recalled products are:

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

Customers who purchased the product will receive a full refund and are urged to contact their local dealer or PMI’s customer service (855-863-0421, ext. 224) for more information about the recall. PMI’s customer service line operates Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT.

>>>>>>>>>>Update
As of July 6, 2012, PMI Nutrition International expanded its recent recall to include three additional varieties of Mazuri feed products. The company recalled the products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, which can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, PMI reported.
 

Formula No. Item No. Description Lot No.
5MA2 0040996 Mazuri Primate Maintenance Biscuit 25# APR11123
5M68 0006758 Mouse Breeder 9F 50# APR20122
5NAA 0062089 Primate Basix 25# APR20123

The products were manufactured at the Richmond, Ind., feed plant and were distributed starting April 12, 2012, through July 6, 2012. PMI contacted dealers and asked them to hold the products and to notify and retrieve the products from customers.

Customers who purchased the product will receive a full refund, PMI said. The company can be contacted Monday through Friday at 855-863-0421 ext. 224 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.   

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Posted: July 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m. EDT


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