Company Announcement Date:
July 10, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
July 13, 2020
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Livestock Feed
Reason for Announcement:

Recall Reason Description

Elevated levels of copper

Company Name:
Ridley Block Operations
Brand Name:

Brand Name(s)

Product Description:

Product Description

12% Protein Sheep feed

Company Announcement

No other products are affected

Ridley Block Operations is voluntarily recalling Ultralyx® 12% Protein Sheep with batch number HB01679401. The product has been found to contain elevated levels of copper. With prolonged consumption, the affected product could potentially have adverse health effects on sheep, including reductions in daily gains, icterus, partially cirrhotic livers and hemoglobin-stained kidneys. Occasionally, death occurs in copper-toxic sheep.

This recall relates only to Ultralyx 12% Protein Sheep with the following batch numbers printed on the package:

PRODUCT NAME Batch/Lot# Item No./Product No. Package Info.
Ultralyx 12% Protein Sheep HB01679401 24419 50# Block

Customers are asked to remove all product matching this batch number from distribution and inventory and discontinue feeding it immediately.

No other batch number or other Ridley Block Operations products are involved in this voluntary recall. Of the batch of twenty blocks included in the recall, two blocks remain in the marketplace.

Ridley Block Operations will continue to work closely with the Food and Drug Administration throughout the recall process. Our representatives are in direct communication with our customers to ensure the proper identification and removal of the impacted products.

For guidance on affected product inventory or any other questions, customers may contact Ridley Block Operations Customer Service at 1-606-849-2170 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET).

Customer Service: 1-606-849-2170
Media Contact: [email protected]

Company Contact Information

Ridley Block Operations Customer Service

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