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Leading producer of exotic pet diets recalls several formulas of food

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After getting complaints about their pet’s illnesses and deaths of their small birds, PMI Nutrition International LLC, a division of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes Inc., has recalled four varieties of their LabDiet and Mazuri feed products for small birds, guinea pigs, maned wolves, and primates.

The products that have been recalled are reported to have elevated vitamin D levels —something that can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, the company reported.

The exotic animal foods were produced at PMI’s Richmond, Indiana plant and distributed throughout the U.S. and to some international markets.

PMI reports it has contacted retailers and has asked them to notify consumers. The diets should not be given to pets, the company reported.

The lot and formula numbers are located on the back of each specific product bag.

  • 5025 0001330 Guinea Pig Diet 50# APR17122
  • 56A6 0001452 Mazuri Small Bird Maintenance 25# APR15123
  • 5MA2 0040996 Mazuri Primate Maintenance Biscuit 25# APR22122
  • 5MD9 0011482 Mazuri Maned Wolf Diet 33# APR21122

Customers who purchased the product can receive a full refund. For more information on the product recall, you may contact your retailer or the company’s customer service department at 855-863-0421, extension 224) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click here to read the FDA press release.

Article by Lorrie Shaw of the pets section for AnnArbor.com

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