Purina Horse/Goat/Pig/Chicken Feed Recall

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goathappy, May 9, 2008.

  1. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I don't feed Purina, but I thought this should be posted:

    Subject: Purina Horse/Goat/Pig Feed Recall

    Purina Horse/Goat/Pig Feed Recall

    Purina has recalled several horse products including Senior, affecting
    almost their entire horse feed product line.

    Purina has said there are no deaths from their horses feed that has been
    recalled, while some people are reporting There ARE deaths and illnesses!

    The recall was not made available to the general public!!

    Notices went to the dealers directly.

    On 4/9 Purina recalled 27 equine products including Senior and Platform
    lines.

    On 4/21 they recalled another 18 products.

    The problem is Aflatoxins which can cause liver dysfunction, immune
    suppression and neurological difficulties.>>Aflatoxins are toxic and one of
    the most carcinogenic substances known.

    Request forwarding and cross-posting to reach all horse owners who live in
    OH, TN, KY, MS and states east of there, including the Carolinas, Georgia,
    Florida, etc. If you live East of the Mississippi River, you'd best check.

    Permission to cross-post has been granted; if you know folks who have/keep
    horses, especially on the East Coast, please pass this on.

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    The recalled products are from 3 East Coast Plants: Guilderland, NY;
    Harrisburg, PA; Statesville, NC

    The mfg plant codes are: GDL, HAR, STA If these codes are on your feed bags,
    stop feeding and contact your dealer NOW.

    This is the list of products, but only if from the GDL, HAR, STA plant

    Formula No. - Item No. - Description

    56AT - 0049098 - Country Acres All Stock 14% Texture
    56AZ - 0051858 - Country Acres All Stock 16% Texture
    35EX - 0048193 - Country Acres Horse Complete 14
    35DR - 0041941 - Country Acres Horse Pellet 10
    35DS - 0041940 - Country Acres Horse Pellet 12
    35DN - 0041937 - Country Acres Horse Sweet 10
    35DP - 0041943 - Country Acres Horse Sweet 12
    6514 - 0009876 - Country Acres Layer 16%
    3505 - 0034202 - Complete Advantage
    35G9 - 0001206 - Equine Junior
    35J9 - 0001209 - Equine Senior
    5501 - 0001403 - Goat Chow
    3531 - 0004984 - Horse Chow 100
    35CZ - 0054628 - Horsemans Edge 10:10 TXT HF
    35TK - 0065331 - Horsemans Edge Complete 14
    35Y5 - 0010610 - Horsemans Edge Pellet 10:6
    35TG - 0065244 - Horsemans Edge PLT 12:6 + Lys
    35TP - 0065356 - Horsemans Edge Sweet 14:6
    35TM - 0065354 - Horsemans Edge Sweet 12:6 + Lys
    3516 - 0001187 - Pure Pride 100
    26WK - 0047869 - Sow & Pig Builder OTC 50
    61S3 - 0057259 - Start & Gro Sunfresh Recipe

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    Purina site has a SMALL alert:
    Eastern U.S. Feed Product Retrieval

    Land Oâ?TLakes Purina Feed LLC has implemented a voluntary product retrieval
    of certain feeds manufactured between November 3, 2007 and February 8, 2008
    at our Statesville, N.C., feed plant; between January 1, 2008 and February
    8, 2008 at our Harrisburg, Penn., feed plant; and between January 1, 2008
    and March 10, 2008 at our Guilderland, N.Y. plant.

    This voluntary retrieval was initiated due to the possible presence of
    aflatoxin contamination above acceptable levels.

    To date, we have received no confirmed aflatoxin-related animal health
    complaints involving any of the retrieved products. Nevertheless, we have
    taken such precautionary action as our utmost priority continues to be our
    customers and the well-being of their animals.

    All dealers who purchased any of the retrieved products directly from Land
    Oâ?TLakes Purina Feed LLC have been notified.These dealers are located in
    the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland,
    Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
    Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and
    West Virginia.

    Our investigation and product testing identified one ingredient of concern,
    which originated from a single supplier. We have discontinued purchasing
    from this supplier. Other feed companies that purchased from this supplier
    are facing a similar situation.

    For more information about specific products included in the retrieval,
    contact the Statesville, N.C., Feed Plant at 704-924-5100 or the Harrisburg,
    Penn., Feed Plant at 717-737-4581.
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I got an email about thet last night. I don't feed Purina either. It is Blue Seal for me :greengrin:
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OH, Thank you God. I switched over from Purina several months ago, for our very old Rescue horse.
    Thanks for the post.
     
  4. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Since it went into pig foof and the south is a big supplier of pork, I wonder if this can effect people too if they consumed the pig products. Some sausage in our area from a big name supplier has been on sale very inexpensively for about a month now.
    Thanks for the heads up even if this is out of my area.
     
  5. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon
    I must have missed something, why is it that you were not using purina feed? (before this re-call)
    I am feeding purina goat chow and they love it, should I be using something else? We have tried a few other brands that they do not like. Please tell my why you guys were not using purina. (I am not of course saying that you should have been, lol, just that I want to know more!)

    Thanks. :)
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    We used to use it, but the goats didn't like it. We don't use it now mainly because I don't feed soy(which is a protein in that food) at all for my goats, soy is bad for them, and we found that the girls did better on non-pelleted food.
     
  7. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    The only Purina product I am using right now is the Goat mineral. Do you think I should be worried about it?

    I don't feed the goat chow since it is more expensive and my goats wouldn't touch it.
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I'd say no, the product that makes them sick must be some binding agent for the pellets.

    Just a note, it was posted on the Yahoo lists that distributed feed in the western states was not affected, those in the eastern were.