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PMI Nutrition recalls LabDiet and Mazuri Feed Products

Posted Jul 04 2012 7:44am

PMIpPet food recallIt wouldn’t be a holiday without a pet food recall of some sort. Today’s recall is brought to you by PMI Nutrition .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 3, 2012 – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and 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.

These products were manufactured at the Richmond, IN feed plant and were distributed throughout the U.S. and to a few international customers. 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.

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

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

The recall was initiated after receiving a small number of customer complaints, which involved animal illness and small bird mortality.

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.

The release was posted to the FDA website yesterday and is dated July 3. Come on PMI . . . haven’t you caught on to the fact that releasing a recall on Fridays or right before major holidays pisses people off? You surely had those reports of pet illnesses and pet deaths before yesterday. So why couldn’t you have shown some respect for your customers and their animals and posted this sooner, when more people would see it?

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