PMI Nutrition International Initiates Voluntary Recall of AquaMax™ Products; Expands Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

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The recalled items have been expanded from the original July 3rd press release. Check your LabDiet and Mazuri products to see if they are part of the batch included in this expanded recall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products with specific lot codes listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Although no customer complaints have been received to date, the products are being recalled due to analytical test results that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

The company is also expanding its previously announced voluntary recalls to include additional varieties of the Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products with specific lot codes listed below due to analytical test results on additional lots of retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. 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. These products are being added to those from earlier recalls announced on July 3, 2012 and July 6, 2012* which were initiated after receiving a small number of customer complaints which involved animal illness and small bird and guinea pig mortality.

All products included in these recalls were manufactured at the Richmond, IN feed plant and were distributed nationwide and to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom, starting April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012. Dealers have been contacted and asked to hold these products and to notify and retrieve the product from customers. The affected product should not be used, and where applicable, be returned to the retail dealer.

Lot numbers are laser printed on the back of each paper bag, near the top. Lot numbers are formatted as follows: APR= Month / 17=Day of Month / 12 =Year / 2 =Plant Code.

This is a condensed list of all guinea pig products affected in the recall only. For a complete list of all animal food products affected by this recall, visit www.fda.gov

Formula Item No. Description Weight Lot No.
5025 0001330 GUINEA PIG DIET 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5026 0002032 CERTIFIED GUINEA PIG DIET 33 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5025 0006544 GUINEA PIG DIET 33 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5P18 0006791 PROLAB GUINEA PIG 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5L1P 0037461 EH GUINEA PIG DIET 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5025 0057230 GUINEA PIG DIET 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5KG0 0066196 CRL GUINEA PIG AUTO, W/OC 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5664 0001444 MAZURI GUINEA PIG DIET 25 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive
5219 0006842 MAZURI GUINEA PIG BREEDER 50 LB All lots APR 02 12 1 thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive

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.

* Note – The July 3 and July 6, 2012, PMI Nutrition International voluntary recalls included these feed products.

* Note – The July 3, 2012, PMI Nutrition International voluntary recall included these LabDiet® feed product


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