ADM expands feed product recall

By Jane Byrne

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ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of ADM, has announced an expansion of the recall initially issued in March and April this year.

The recall now includes additional lots of various feed products due to elevated levels of magnesium, sodium, calcium, chloride, and phosphorus. According to a Reuters report, the company cited manufacturing issues as the cause of these harmful mineral levels in the feeds.

In the April recall​, ADM reported an equipment failure issue at its Quincy, Illinois manufacturing facility, which impacted ingredient distribution. 

The affected lots may pose significant health risks to a range of animals, including cattle, chickens, equine, goats, lambs, llamas, rabbits, sheep, and swine. The elevated mineral levels can lead to several adverse effects depending on the animal species and the specific mineral involved.

Reduced feed efficiency, potential health issues 

Animals consuming the affected feed may experience weight loss or a decrease in appetite. Other potential symptoms include weak and listless behavior, reduced feed consumption, and increased thirst. The feed's reduced conversion and efficiency could also negatively impact the animals' health.

Further potential health issues include diarrhea or watery feces, slowed growth rates, and general weakness. Some animals may develop urinary stones, while others could experience an increased breathing rate, lethargy, and fatigue. Poor performance, bone deformities, and reduced egg production are also possible outcomes. In severe cases, the elevated mineral levels could result in mortality.

ADM Animal Nutrition is advising all customers to check their feed supplies and discontinue the use of any affected products immediately. The company is working with distributors and customers to manage the recall and mitigate any potential risks to animal health.

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