Purina Recalling Horse Feed in the East

by Erin Ryder

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed 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.

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:

Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
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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