Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has implemented a voluntary recall of some horse feed due to a possible excess of aflatoxin. According to a statement released by the company, no confirmed animal health complaints attributable to aflatoxins have been reported.
Aflatoxins are a potent form of mycotoxins, which are secondary metabolites of molds. Read more about mycotoxins in “Damage From Within.”
The recalled feed was produced at:
- Purina’s Statesville, N.C., plant between Nov. 3, 2007, and Feb. 8, 2008;
- Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 1, 2008, and Feb. 8, 2008; and
- Guilderland, N.Y., Jan. 1, 2008, and March 10, 2008.
Feed dealers that received the recalled products have been notified by the company. This includes dealers in:
- New Hampshire,
- New Jersey,
- New York,
- North Carolina,
- Rhode Island,
- South Carolina,
- Virginia, and
- West Virginia.
According to the company statement, the concern stems from a single ingredient, which originated with a specific supplier. That supplier is no longer being used by Purina. The statement noted that other feed companies that utilize this supplier might also be affected.
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