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Sep 16, 2005
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SE Mississippi

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2009

Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 202-510-4177,

[email protected] fda.hhs.gov

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA: Adulterated Animal Feed Seized: Filthy conditions, failure to correct violations prompted action at Kentucky facility.

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals today seized livestock and horse feeds stored under filthy conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Inc., in Florence, Ky

"The FDA will not tolerate a company's failure to adequately control and prevent filth in its facility," said Michael Chappell, the FDA's acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. "The FDA is prepared to use whatever legal means are necessary and appropriate to keep potentially contaminated products out of the marketplace. "

During a recent inspection of the Bi-County feed mill, FDA investigators discovered live and dead mice and evidence of bird activity throughout the facility. FDA laboratory analysis of samples collected during the inspection confirmed the presence of rodent urine, rodent feces, rodent hairs, and rodent-gnawed holes in bags, in and around food products.

Acting on a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, marshals seized all FDA-regulated food products exposed to rodent and bird contamination at the facility. The seized products violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they were kept in conditions in which they may have become contaminated with filth.

Bi-County manufactures feed and stores commercial feeds received through interstate commerce. The products are sold locally to farms and stables. The products sold by Bi-County include:

15% Hog Grower & Finisher Feed

Agriflex Betonite

AIM Magnesium Oxide 56% Barley Flakes

Beef, Land O'Lakes Steak Maker Grower

Bi-County 17% Layer Mash

Bi-County Coop Farm Ration

Bi-County Coop Ground Shell Corn

Bi-County Feed Oats

Bi-County Shell Corn

Bi-County Super 12 Plus

Bio-Cube Alfalfa Cubes

Calf Manna, Manna Pro Cattle Mineral

Triple Trust

Champions Choice Mix-N-Fine Salt

Champions Choice Trace Mineral Salt

Coastal Brand Poultry Shell

Country Acres Horse Feed Crimped Oats

Diamond Crystal Pellets, water softener

Diamond Yeast Culture

Equine Merit Horse Balancer

Farmer's Friend Vitamin A, D & E Feed Grade Sodium Bicarbonate


Mt. Airy insoluble Herd Maker

Supreme High Calcium Hydrated Lime

HomeGrown Game Bird & Poultry

Horsemans's Edge Pelleted

Kemin Calcium Proprionate

Land O' Lakes Calf Primer Layena

Legends Grow & Perform

Legends Racing Textured

Legends Show & Pleasure Limestone Calcium Carbonate

Merry Mixer Dehydrated Alfala Pork Supreme LG Premix 100/75

Purina Chow Turkey Starter

Purina Omalene 100

Purina Pig Startena

Purina Start & Grow Sunfresh Rabbit Pellets 25 lbs.

Reliance Pleasure 11T

Reliance Pleasure HP S.S. Dairy 18%

Supreme Dairy Scratch Feed

Solvent Extracted Soybean Meal


Train N Maintain

Triple Crown Complete

Triple Crown Growth

Triple Crown Senior Formula

Triple Trust 20-15 Red

Calf Manna Milk Replacer

Triple Trust Dried Molasses

Triple Trust Feed Dicalium Phosphate

Triple Trust Horse Feed

Triple Trust Rabbit Pellets

Triple Trust Textured Goat Feed

Ultralyx Dried Distillers Grains

Purchasers of these products should not feed them to animals and should discard them. In addition, purchasers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the products.

James A. Zerhusen, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, filed the complaint requesting the seizure, and his office will continue to coordinate with the FDA to ensure proper disposition of the seized items.

Nathan Luszcz

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Shelbyville, KY
This was already posted a week or two ago. To avoid the same issue from happening again, [SIZE=36pt]please read this before replying[/SIZE]!

This only affects this ONE store, and the feeds produced by this ONE mill (sold under their own brand name, matching the mill's name) and the feeds STORED at this ONE store. If you bought a Purina product on that list in California, it is FINE!!! If it wasn't sitting in this warehouse, its perfectly fine. The problem isn't that it was made incorrectly, contaminated at some major national plant, etc... this one facility had horrible sanitation and contaminated the feed itself. If you don't buy Bi-County products, or from their store in Kentucky, there is no need to worry.