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Further Update from Gain Horse Feeds

Further Press release on October 14th:

“In line with our commitment to keep our customers fully informed, GAIN Equine Nutrition can confirm that the following equine feed batch numbers may be impacted by the presence of an unapproved feed supplement.

Cubes (2029 – 2040) Muesli (2028 – 2040)
The above batches were manufactured using a consignment of molasses supplied by ED & F Mann, who stated in their recall notice issued on 10 October:

“ED&F Man Liquid Products Ireland Ltd is informing you that products listed below are suspected of containing minute traces of the substance zilpaterol. Although the initial levels detected are extremely low, the substance in question is banned in the European Union.”

Zilpaterol is a prohibited substance under the rules of sales and competition in the European Union.”

Press release October 11th:

“In line with our commitment to keep our customers informed, GAIN can confirm that at 9pm last night (Saturday 10 October), ED & F Man, an international supplier of the feed ingredient molasses, issued an “urgent action & recall notice” which stated:

“ED&F Man Liquid Products Ireland Ltd is informing you that products listed below are suspected of containing minute traces of the substance zilpaterol. Although the initial levels detected are extremely low, the substance in question is banned in the European Union.”

Following the confirmation of an equine feed issue on Friday 2 October, GAIN undertook a forensic investigation which swiftly and accurately pinpointed the source.

GAIN switched molasses supplier on Monday 5 October and resumed the production of equine feed following consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), who are the regulatory body responsible for the feed sector in Ireland.

Deliveries to customers and retail outlets recommenced on Wednesday 7 October and the team are working to replenish stocks as quickly as possible across all markets.

We again apologise sincerely to our valued customers for any inconvenience caused. The entire GAIN team would also like to thank customers and the equine community for the support shown to them in recent days.”

For full information, visit: https://www.gainequinenutrition.com/

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