Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Land O’Lakes Purina Feed plant Recalls Lake Country® and LAND O LAKES® Lamb Feed

Lake Country® and LAND O LAKES® Lamb Feed Voluntary Recall
Elevated Levels of Copper Found

Lydia Botham, Land O’Lakes, Inc. 651-481-2123
Dave Karpinski, Land O’Lakes, Inc. 651-481-2360

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (St. Paul, Minn.) June 11, 2008 – The Land O’Lakes Purina Feed plant in Fremont, Neb., has initiated a limited voluntary recall of four lamb feed products, packaged in 50-pound bags, due to the potential for higher than acceptable levels of copper.

The products and lot numbers involved in the recall were produced at the Fremont, Neb., feed plant only, and are described as:

Formula No

Item No.




Lake Country® Honor Show Lamb Grower DX Pellet



Lake Country® Honor Show Lamb Starter DX Pellet



Lake Country® Honor Show Lamb Grower B30 Pellet



LAND O LAKES® Lamb Grower-Finisher B30

Lot numbers range from Jan. 1, 2008, to May 30, 2008, and are listed on the bag as 8JAN01FRE1 to 8MAY30FRE1 inclusive.

On bagged products, the lot numbers are printed on both the tag and sewing strip of each bag. Lot numbers are formatted as follows: Example 8MAY30FRE1 – 8=Year / MAY= Month / 30=Day of Month / FRE1=Plant Code.

The first two products included in this recall (Honor Lamb Show Grower DX Pellet and Honor Lamb Show Grower Starter DX Pellet) were previously announced in a June 6, 2008, news release and retailer contacts – and were distributed only in the following areas: Nebraska, north central Kansas, northwest Colorado, southern Minnesota, and western and south central Iowa.

The latter two products (Honor Show Lamb Grower B30 Pellet and Lamb Grower-Finisher B30) were distributed only in eastern Nebraska, northeast Kansas and western Iowa.

The recall was initiated after receiving a customer complaint regarding lamb mortalities. The presence of copper above acceptable levels can cause serious health issues, and at high levels, mortality in sheep.

Retailers have been contacted to quarantine these products and notify customers who purchased the product. The affected product should not continue to be stored or used. Customers who purchased these products will receive replacement product.

For more information on the product recall, contact Customer Service at 1-877-585-2365.

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