Vomitoxin is known to cause vomiting, ulcers in the mouth, feed refusal and decreased body weight gain in swine of all age classes.

September 26, 2019

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A New York feed company is recalling its swine feed due to elevated levels of a mycotxin in the product. According to a company announcement on the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration site, Gramco Inc. of Springville is recalling bags of Hog Grower Pellets because it contains levels of vomitoxin that could be harmful to swine growth and potentially fatal to young swine.

The product has a lot number of 47284 and was produced on July 8, 2019. The FDA tested a product sample and determined that the levels of vomitoxin in this lot exceeds its guidelines for swine feed. The FDA notified Gramco of the results and the company took action as soon as they learned of it.

The product was sold to a retailer in the Bradford, Penn. area as well as to end-users who either had it delivered to their farms for use or picked it up at the plant for use at home. At this point, Gramco has not had any complaints of animal refusal for intake, nor have they had any complaints of animal health issues or worse.

The product in question all went into 50-pound bags that would have the Gramco Inc. logo on them.

Vomitoxin (Deoxynivalenol) is known to cause vomiting (emesis), ulcers in the mouth, feed refusal and decreased body weight gain in swine of all age classes. Swine exposure to elevated levels of vomitoxin in feed for extended period may lead to intestinal and liver damages, kidney failure, immune system failure and eventually death.

Working with the FDA, Gramco is instituting a revised testing program to help prevent this in the future. If you have any of these bags left, do not feed them and contact John Wallace at 716-592-2845 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Source: FDA, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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