The following press release has been posted on the website of the US Government's Food and Drug Administration and is important information for horse owners in California, Nevada, and Oregon; it is printed verbatim so that you will have all the information, as provided by the manufacturer:
Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (1006) of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed, UPC 0 95668 90151 6, packaged in 40 lb. bags because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin). Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry species, but can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels.
The lot number (1006) can be found on the tag, below the bar code. Additionally, the code "MADE 010611W" will be printed on the white strip sewn across the bottom of the bag.
This feed was distributed January 11, 2011 through January 21, 2011 to retailers in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Retailers receiving product from the lot in question have removed it from their stores.
Initial testing has indicated the presence of a potentially harmful level of monensin sodium (Rumensin) in this single lot. Further follow up testing is underway.
While no illnesses or deaths have been reported, out of an abundance of caution, customers who purchased Family Farm Complete Horse 10 from lot 1006 should stop feeding the product immediately.
At this time, the limited voluntary recall only applies to Family Farm Complete Horse 10, lot 1006. No other Manna Pro or Family Farm products and no other lots of Complete Horse 10 are involved.
(end of press release)
Manna Pro may be contacted at (866) 700-7882. No information was available on their website as of Saturday morning.
by Fran Jurga
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