Expanded Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level
Posted Jul 21 2012 7:49am
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Consumer: Trish Scorpio 651-375-1814
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 20, 2012 - PMI Nutrition International has determined that additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® products fall within the scope of previous voluntary recalls, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the additional varieties 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 products listed below are being added to those included in recalls announced on July 3, July 6, and July 12, 2012*, which were initiated after receiving customer complaints involving animal illness and small animal mortalities.The alpaca product lots included in the recall were manufactured at the Milford, Indiana plant, using ingredient initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility. The other lots included in this expanded recall were initially manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana plant.The products were distributed nationwide and to international customers in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, and Uruguay. Lot codes for some products listed in this recall expansion extend beyond this date range, due to recoding upon further manufacturing, including use as an ingredient in other feed formulations or packaging into different sizes. 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.
LAB DIET RECALL 7/20/12
Full Product Description
ADVANCED PROTOCOL FROG DIET
ADVANCED PROTOCOL LARGE AVIAN DIET
ADVANCED PROTOCOL OLD WORLD PRIMATE W/DENTAGUARD
ADVANCED PROTOCOL SMALL AVIAN MAINTENANCE
CERTIFIED GUINEA PIG - IRR
FIBER BALANCED MONKEY DIET MEAL
GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM BANANA
12APR26RTD1 12JUN11RTD1 12MAY11RTD1
GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM FRUIT PUNCH
GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 190 MG FRUIT PUNCH
Lot numbers for Mazuri® and LabDiet® large-bag products are laser printed on the back of each bag, near the top.
Lot numbers on Mazuri® and LabDiet® small bags are stamped on the package.
Lot numbers on Mazuri® gel-pack products are printed on the label.
Lot numbers on any Mazuri® and LabDiet® bottles, cans, boxes and small bags products are printed on the label.
Lot numbers for Mazuri® Alpaca Ultimate™ are found on the sewing tape of the package.
Customers should return remaining products to their retailer to receive a 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.