Feed is reported to have elevated Vitamin D levels.
Three Land O’Lakes subsidiaries recalled feed products, including an expansion of the recent PMI Nutrition International recall, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, the companies reported on Friday. 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, Land O’Lakes reported.
PMI initially recalled some lots of its Mazuri and LabDiet feed products earlier this month after receiving customer complaints of animal illness and small bird and guinea pig deaths. PMI expanded the recall three days later, and has now expanded it again to include some AquaMax feed products and additional Mazuri and LabDiet products.
All of the products involved in the recalls were manufactured at a feed plant in Richmond, Ind., between Apr. 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012.
The recalled PMI products were distributed throughout the United States and to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile and the United Kingdom. The company contacted dealers and asked them to hold the products and retrieve the product from customers, PMI reported. The affected reptile products are listed below, along with lot number and manufacture date.
5LP3 0055545 ADVANCED PROTOCOL FROG DIET 5 KG APR 15123 APR 28123 BEST BY 06/05/14
5E08 0065162 MAZ FR WATER TURTLE 6X1LB 6 x 1 lb BEST BY 06/04/14
500A 0007429 NUTRAZU INSECTIVORE DIET 50 LB APR27121
5M87 0047362 MAZURI FRESH WATER TURTLE DIET 25 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5MK8 0050819 MAZURI INSECTIVORE DIET 25 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5MG2 0062645 MAZURI CROCODILIAN DIET-LARGE 40 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
L539 0063712 CU CARNIVORE TURTLE 40 LB All Lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
L5DR 0063719 CU HERBIVORE TURTLE 40 LB All Lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive