Food Recall

This recall is a bit unusual.  It covers some diets used by zoos, which aren’t likely to be used by the general public.  However, some bird and guinea pig foods are included, so I thought it was appropriate to post the information.

 

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

 

Contact:

Consumer:
Customer Service
1-855-863-0421, x 224

Media:
Trish Scorpio
651-375-1814

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 6, 2012 – 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.

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 products were manufactured at the Richmond, IN feed plant and were distributed nationwide starting April 12, 2012 through today (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.

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

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
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