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Pet Food Recall – Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed

Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Recalled by Cargill.

[Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]

Company: Cargill, Inc.


Brands: Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed

Recalled products:

  1. 40 lb. bags under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble with the product code 91585-40 and lot code 5941181016.

Why recalled? due to excess levels of sodium.


  • This is a voluntary recall by Cargill. The company is taking appropriate steps to retrieve all affected products, and is continuing to investigate how the excess levels of sodium in the feed occurred.
  • The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s West Branch, Iowa, facility on April 28, 2014, and were distributed in Iowa, Illinois, and possibly Missouri.
  • Products were sold in 40-lb. bags under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble with the product code 91585-40 and lot code 5941181016.
  • The product and lot codes can be found on the bottom left corner of the tag that is attached to the bag.
  • No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.
  • Consumption of the affected feeds may have contributed to poultry illness and death.

What to do?

  • Consumers should return remaining product to their local dealer or retailer for a replacement or full refund.
  • For more information, visit the company’s website at
  • You can also call them at 800-367-4894 (Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time).
  • Customers should call their veterinarian if their animals have experienced adverse health effects while consuming the affected product.

About excess levels of sodium:

  • Sodium is an essential nutrient for poultry. However, excess levels of sodium may result in pulmonary hypertension, increased mortality, reduced growth rate, increased water consumption, wet droppings, and wet litter.



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