Cargill Animal Nutrition issued a voluntary recall today of select lots of Nutrena NatureWise Goat Pellets. An error in labeling failed to indicate that the feed contains Decoquinate, a common ingredient in ruminant feed that aids in the prevention of coccidiossis, which is not approved for use in lactating goats.
The affected goat pellets were manufactured at Cargill’s Montgomery, AL facility on December 31, 2011, February 18, 2012 and February 25, 2012. The feed was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina.
Specifically, the recall applies to NatureWise Goat Pellets 16 lot code 1MG1365 with date code 1MG1365, NatureWise Goat Pellets 16 lot code 3MG2049 with date code 3MG2FEB18, and NaturWise Goat Pellets 16 lot code 1MG2056 with date code 1MG2FEB25.
The recall is considered a precautionary measure. Consumers who have purchased the goat feeds listed about are encouraged to return the products (opened or unopened) to their place of purchase for a refund or replacement. For more information, contact Cargill between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST at 1-800-392-5757 or visit http://www.cargill.com/feed/goatfeedrecall/.