Expanded Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

Customer Service: (855) 863-0421, x 224

As of July 20, 2012, PMI Nutrition International has determined that additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® products fall within the scope of previous voluntary recalls, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the additional varieties with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death, or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.

The products listed below are being added to those included in recalls announced on July 3, July 6, and July 12, 2012*, which were initiated after receiving customer complaints involving animal illness and small animal mortalities.

The alpaca product lots included in the recall were manufactured at the Milford, Indiana plant, using ingredient initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility. The other lots included in this expanded recall were initially manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana plant.

The products were distributed nationwide and to international customers in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, and Uruguay. Lot codes for some products listed in this recall expansion extend beyond this date range, due to recoding upon further manufacturing, including use as an ingredient in other feed formulations or packaging into different sizes. Dealers have been asked to hold their inventories of these products, to notify affected customers, and to retrieve the product from these customers. The affected product should not be used, and, if possible, should be returned to the retail dealer.

LAB DIET RECALL 7/20/12
Formula Item Full Product Description Weight Lot
5LP3 0055545 ADVANCED PROTOCOL FROG DIET 5 KG

APR 15123

APR 28123
5LP6 0055568 ADVANCED PROTOCOL LARGE AVIAN DIET 5 KG APR15122
5LG1 0033078 ADVANCED PROTOCOL OLD WORLD PRIMATE W/DENTAGUARD 25 LB MAY04123
5LP5 0055567 ADVANCED PROTOCOL SMALL AVIAN MAINTENANCE 11 LB

APR11122

APR15123
50E6 0060296 CERTIFIED GUINEA PIG - IRR 25 LB

APR12122A

APR17122A
5000M 0046064 FIBER BALANCED MONKEY DIET MEAL 25 LB APR29122
5TUR 1811182 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM BANANA Varies

12APR26RTD1
12JUN11RTD1
12MAY11RTD1

12MAY16RTD1
5TUR 1811482 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM FRUIT PUNCH Varies 12JUN07RTD1
5TUR 1811441 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 190 MG FRUIT PUNCH Varies 12JUN15RTD1
5TUR 1811466 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 45 MG RASPBERRY Varies 12JUN07RTD1
5TUR 1811479 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG FRUIT PUNCH Varies 12MAY09RTD1
5TUR 1811473 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG GRAPE Varies 12MAY09RTD1
5TUR 1811467 GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG RASPBERRY Varies 12MAY09RTD1
5045M 0006551 HIGH PROTEIN MONKEY DIET REGRIND MEAL 50 LB APR09122
5045M 0006552 HIGH PROTEIN MONKEY DIET REGRIND MEAL 25 LB APR24122
9G0Y 1815142-209 LABDIET 5025W/0.5%CHOLESTEROL FROM EGGS/5%LARD Varies 12MAY10RTD1
9G02 1815113-409 LABDIET 5037 GEL DIET Varies 12APR10RTD1
5040 0006549 NEW WORLD PRIMATE 22 LB APR04121
MAZURI FEED RECALL 7/20/12
Formula Item Full Product Description Weight Lot
5E08 0065162 MAZ FR WATER TURTLE 6X1LB 6 x 1 lb

BEST BY 06/04/14
BEST BY 06/05/14

5MM4 0065238 MAZ MINI PACK KOI PLATINUM WHEAT NUGGETS 2.5 LB APR04123
560B 0007864 MAZURI ALPACA ULTIMATE 40 LB

2JUL06MFI1
2JUN14MFI1
2JUN21MFI3
2MAY11MFI3
2MAY24MFI3

2MAY29MFI1
5TAF 1810536 MAZURI BZ CALLITRICHID DIET Varies

12JUN14RTD1
12MAY17RTD1

12MAY24RTD1
592Y 0047797 MAZURI CALLITRIC GEL DIET, NO SUGAR ADDED Varies

12JUN08RTD1

5MI5 0008107 MAZURI CALLITRICHID DIET Varies 12JUN05RTD1
5B34 1815098 MAZURI CALLITRICHID GEL DIET, HIGH VITAMIN D Varies

12MAY21RTD1

5MI6 0008108 MAZURI CALLITRICHID HIGH FIBER DIET Varies

12JUN12RTD1

12MAY21RTD1
5MG1 0062615 MAZURI CROCODILLIAN DIET 50 LB APR03121
5MM3 0065236 MAZURI MINI PACK INSECTIVORE DIET 3 LB

APR03121
APR27121 MAY07121

5ME6

0025433 MONKEY 1-HIGGINS 25 LB MAY07122
500A 0007429 NUTRAZU INSECTIVORE DIET 50 LB APR27121
51V2 0032876 ORNAMENTAL FISH FINGERLING 3/64 50 LB MAY07121
  • Lot numbers for Mazuri® and LabDiet® large-bag products are laser printed on the back of each bag, near the top. 
  • Lot numbers on Mazuri® and LabDiet® small bags are stamped on the package.
  • Lot numbers on Mazuri® gel-pack products are printed on the label.
  • Lot numbers on any Mazuri® and LabDiet® bottles, cans, boxes and small bags products are printed on the label.
  • Lot numbers for Mazuri® Alpaca Ultimate™ are found on the sewing tape of the package.

Customers should return remaining products to their retailer to receive a refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-855-863-0421, x 224) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday.

Published: July 21, 2012;    Updated: July 21, 2012

Filed Under: Recalls Warnings

Source: FDA

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