June 15, 2008


 Purina recalls horse feed because of aflatoxin

Posted June 1, 2008 

Purina Mills issued a recall of certain horse feeds and other products through local dealers in mid-February after tests detected aflatoxin in an ingredient, and the company released an update about the situation in May following questions from animal owners.

In February, company tests of incoming ingredients and routine state regulatory testing at a manufacturing plant in Statesville, N.C., found aflatoxin concentrations exceeding the Food and Drug Administration's action levels. An internal investigation determined that a single ingredient from a single supplier was the source of the aflatoxin. The supplier also served the Purina Mills plants in Harrisburg, Pa., and Guilderland, N.Y.

Purina Mills suspended purchases from the supplier. The recall does not apply to products that the Statesville or Harrisburg plants manufactured after Feb. 8 or that the Guilderland plant manufactured after March 10.

The recall applies to products in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The recall also applies to products in eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia.

A list of products subject to the recall is available here.