High Salt Content in Rabbit Feed Prompts Recall from MFA

High Salt Content in Rabbit Feed Prompts Recall from MFA
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March 21, 2016

A farm supply company is recalling rabbit feed due to doubts over its nutritional value.

MFA Incorporated has announced the voluntary recall of bagged and bulk 16 percent and 17 percent rabbit feed. The company was made aware of the issue after a consumer complaint of animal illnesses and deaths. Subsequent analysis of the product revealed that certain lots contained high salt levels.

The three lots that featured excess salt include numbers 214865, 216032, and 217178. This information is displayed on the feed tag which is attached to the bags.

Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling lot numbers above 213802 of bagged MFA 16 percent rabbit pellets and MFA 17 percent rabbit pellets lot numbers 213877, 216427, and 217549. Additionally, any rabbit feed delivered in bulk from January 15, 2016 to March 1, 2016 is subject to the recall.

The product was distributed to locations in southwestern Missouri.

Symptoms of excess salt intake in rabbits include depressed feed intake, weakness and increased thirst. If your animals show these symptoms, contact your MFA feed representative.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Alan Wessler of MFA at (573) 808-6536.