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Animal Feed Additives / Animal Feed Safety
on December 4, 2013

Cargill conducts voluntary recall of select poultry feed

Two Nutrena NatureWise feeds found to have incorrect levels of calcium

Cargill's animal nutrition business has announced a voluntary recall of two of its Nutrena NatureWise poultry feeds due to incorrect levels of calcium. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill's facilities in Flora, Ill., Oklahoma City, Okla., Abilene, Texas, and Mineola, Texas, between May 1, 2013 and Nov. 21, 2013.

Products were sold under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble with the following product codes: 91585-40; and lot code range: FL3121-FL3325. The product was sold in 40-lb. bags. The second product is NatureWise Chick Starter Grower 18% Crumble with the following product codes: 91577 and 91577-40 and lot code range: FL3121-FL3325, AT3121-AT3325, MN3121-MN3325 and OC3121-OC3325. This product was sold in 40-lb. and 50-lb. bags. The recall does not include either product sold in 7-lb. bags. Cargill is taking appropriate steps to retrieve all affected products.

Calcium is an essential nutrient for poultry. Decreased levels of calcium in diets for meatbirds and starter chicks may lead to reduced bone growth and other bone health issues. Customers should call their veterinarian if their animals have experienced adverse health effects while consuming the affected product.

Customers should return remaining products to their local dealer or retailer for a full refund or replacement. 

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