USA – Two major players in the animal nutrition industry, Cargill and ADM Animal Nutrition, have each issued recalls on specific feed products, citing concerns related to nutritional deficiencies and elevated mineral levels, respectively.

Cargill’s recall pertains to feed designed for meat birds, including broilers, turkeys, ducks, geese, and pheasants, sold under the Nutrena Country Feeds Meat bird 22% Crumble (RV) label. 

The recall pertains to units manufactured between July 2022 and March 2024, each carrying a shelf life of 120 days.

It was initiated due to the absence of essential vitamin D in the affected batches, which can precipitate mineral deficiencies and bone-related ailments, such as rickets, particularly in growing birds. Manifestations of this deficiency include lameness and brittle bones.

Packaged in 50-pound bags, the recalled products were distributed in the eastern United States, prompting a recall from retail outlets in several states. The recall pertains to units manufactured between July 2022 and March 2024, each carrying a shelf life of 120 days.

In response, consumers and other end users possessing the recalled lots are urged to promptly return the remaining product to their local dealer or retailer. They are entitled to either a replacement or a full refund.

ADM expands feed recall

On the other hand, ADM Animal Nutrition has expanded its recall, initially announced on March 30,  to include 17 additional lots of chicken, swine, and rabbit feed products due to elevated levels of magnesium, sodium, calcium, and/or phosphorus. 

Elevated levels of sodium can cause increased water consumption, reduced feed efficiency, egg production, and growth rate, and can be fatal in chickens. 

Elevated levels of calcium and/or phosphorus can cause reduced feed intake and feed conversion in swine, and elevated levels of magnesium and sodium can cause loose stools, reduced growth rate, and weakness in rabbits.

Customer complaints related to consumption issues and animal discomfort triggered ADM’s initial investigation, revealing an equipment failure at its manufacturing facility in Quincy, Illinois. The malfunction led to ingredient distribution issues, resulting in harmful mineral levels in certain lots.

Both companies have taken proactive measures to address the concerns raised by these recalls. Cargill advises consumers to check for specific lot codes and manufacture dates on the product labels and return the recalled feed for a replacement or full refund. 

Similarly, ADM Animal Nutrition urges consumers to cease using the recalled feed immediately and return it to distributors or directly to the company for a full refund.

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