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Cargill’s animal nutrition business conducts voluntary recall of select mineral product used in ruminant feed

Minneapolis, Minn. – March 5, 2013 — Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of certain brands of its ruminant mineral products because they were deficient in vitamins A, D and E. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s facilities in McPherson, Kansas, and Montgomery City, Missouri, between Dec. 7, 2012, and Feb. 27, 2013. The absence of added vitamins in these products was due to an oversight in Cargill’s manufacturing process that has been remedied. 

No adverse health effects related to these products have been reported to date.

This recall is limited to only those products and lot code ranges listed below. The affected product was sold in 50 pounds bags and the lot code can be found printed on the product tag that is attached to the bag. No other Cargill Animal Nutrition products are affected by this recall. Affected products are:

Product Code Beginning with Product Name Lot Code Range
7144 Cattle Grazers All Purpose Mineral 522349 to 523058
55103 Right Now Emerald 523024 to 523058
613030 to 613058
55104 Right Now Onyx 522342 to 523058
612356 to 613058
92111 Nutrena® NutreBeef Stocker Summer Mineral 522342 to 523058
92113 Nutrena® NutreBeef Stocker Wheat Mineral 522342 to 523058
92428 Nutrena® NutreBeef Breeding Herd Mineral 522342 to 523058
80678 Nutrena® NutreBeef Cattle - Winter Mineral 522349 to 523058


Customers should return remaining products to their local distributor for a full refund. For more information, including complete product codes, sub-codes, and photos of products involved, go to or call toll free 1-866-420-5425, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, M-F.



Lynda Michielutti, 1-952-984-8254,



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