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Purina recalls poultry feed with vitamin D deficiencies

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties of Purina Honor Show Chow products and DuMOR Show Poultry feed products due to the lack of added vitamin D.

Inadequate levels of vitamin D in a bird’s diet for greater than 2-3 weeks may cause bone weakness, fractures or joint problems, and potentially death, if birds are not exposed to direct sunlight daily.  Birds living outdoors may not experience symptoms due to the formation of natural vitamin D that occurs within the bird’s body with exposure to a minimum of 30 minutes of direct sunlight daily.

To date, there have been no reported animal illnesses involving the products below being recalled.  The absence of added vitamin D in these products occurred as a result of a formulation software conversion.

The affected products were manufactured between May 23 and July 20, 2012, at the Milford, Indiana, Nashville, Tennessee and St. Joseph, Missouri feed plants, and distributed nationwide under the DuMOR brand name, as listed below.  All products manufactured after July 20 include added vitamin D in their formulation.

Customers should return remaining products to their local dealer or retailer to receive a refund.  For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer, retailer or Customer Service between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, or from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) on Saturday and Sunday. For questions about DuMOR® products, call 1-888-719-8066.

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Note:  Lot numbers are printed on the sewing strip of each paper bag.  Lot numbers are interpreted as follows: 2=Year / JUN=Month / 11=Day of Month / MFI=Plant Code (varies by manufacturing plant) / 3=Production Shift (varies by manufacturing plant).

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