The U.S. Drug and Food Administration said today that Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, has initiated a voluntary recall of several varieties of poultry feed products, due to the lack of added vitamin D in these products.
Inadequate levels of vitamin D in a bird's diet for more than two or three weeks may cause bone weakness, fractures or joint problems, and potentially death in birds not exposed to direct sunlight daily, according to a press release from the FDA.
Purina is working with retailers and distributors to notify customers, and has urged people to not use the feed.
The affected products were manufactured between May 23 and July 20, and distributed nationwide under the Purina and DuMOR brands. All products manufactured after July 20 include added vitamin D in their formulation.
For a complete list of recalled feeds, go to www.purinamills.com/news/recall-information.aspx