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  • Molly Weinfurter

RECALL: Chicken, Pig, Horse, and Cow Feed Lots Could Be Fatal

Updated: Apr 12

On April 1st, 2024, ADM Animal Nutrition announced that they were recalling several lots of their animal feed products. The FDA announced the recall the following day. The affected lots could have elevated levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and/or chloride, which could be harmful or even deadly to chickens, pigs, horses, and cows.

If you care for any of those animal species, keep reading to find out which foods were affected. Stop feeding the affected food to your animals right away to ensure they stay safe.

Which Animal Feed Products Were Affected?

Below is a list of the affected products, according to the information on the FDA's website:

  • Pen Pals® Chicken Starter-Grower 25-lb bag

    • Product #: 70009ACF46

    • Lot #: 507650QN

  • Pen Pals Chicken Starter-Grower 50-lb bag

    • Product #: 70009AAA44

    • Lot #: Lot 506942QN

  • Pen Pals Chicken Starter-Grower 25-lb case

    • Product #: 70009AAABE

    • Lot #: Lot 506942QN

  • MoorMan’s ShowTec Sale Burst w/DF DEN 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 21256CVWE4

    • Lot #: 506664QN

  • MoorMan's Show-Tec Burst Starter with DFCTC/DEN 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 24320AYWE4

    • Lot #: 506664QN

  • ShowTec BB 18 BMD 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 18241AGNE4

    • Lot #: 506939QN

  • ShowTec 14.5/6 BMD 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 14560AGN

    • Lot #: 507900QN

  • AMPT-A CTC/IGR 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 54229XNK

    • Lot #: 507828QN

  • ShowTec Hi Fat 18 BMD 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 18007AGN

    • Lot #: 505791QN

  • Seniorglo 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 10130AB

    • Lot #: 505426QN

  • MotivAte 12-15 DEN 50-lb. bag

    • Product #: 12286CVW

    • Lot #: 507330QN

The lot number is found at the bottom of the food label. Here's an example of what the food label looks like.

This recall occurred after a customer complained about a pig not eating the food they normally loved. The company investigated the products soon after and found an equipment failure issue at its Quincy, Illinois facility. The issue harmed the ingredient distribution, leading to potentially unhealthy levels of certain items in the food. Later, another customer reported chicken fatalities.

chickens searching for food

How Will the Recalled Products Harm Animals?

Below are some potential effects the recalled products could have on animals due to their potentially elevated levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and/or chloride:

  • Leg deformities

  • Bone deformities

  • Difficulties standing and walking

  • Slow growth rates

  • Increased thirst

  • Reluctance to eat

  • Diarrhea

  • Nervous system issues

  • Sudden weight loss

  • Weakness

In extreme cases, these food issues could cause fatalities, so it's crucial to stop feeding this food to your animals if you have it.

Horse sniffing grass

What to Do if You Have the Recalled Products

Customers who have the recalled feed should immediately stop serving it. You can either return it to your distributor or directly to ADM Animal Nutrition to get a refund. If you have any questions about this recall, you can contact ADM at 800-217-2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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