Cargill animal feed recall related to aflatoxin  

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Recall Dates: Sept 6 through Dec 1, 2011

At Cargill, providing you the best quality feed for your animals is a top priority. That’s why we’re issuing a voluntary recall of certain NatureWise, Showmaster, Dumor and Producer’s Pride products.

We are not aware of any animals becoming sick from the feed, but we asked dealers and stores to pull some poultry feed, calf feed and corn products from their shelves as a precaution.

Why? Corn delivered to our plant in Lecompte, La., contained a higher-than-acceptable level of a naturally occurring substance called aflatoxin. Aflatoxin occurs because of mold. We test the corn that comes to our plant before it goes into animal feed. But we discovered our tests weren’t working as they should, reported it to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and fixed it.

That corn led us to recall some of our River Run and Marksman dog food, because dogs are particularly sensitive to aflatoxin. After further testing and consulting with the FDA, we decided to recall some animal feed made at the same plant between Sept. 6 and Dec. 1, 2011. Some of the feed products have already been replaced on store shelves.

We are providing a list of the NatureWise, Showmaster and other feed affected by the recall, so you can check whether you have any on hand and take it back to the store to exchange it or get a full refund.   

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