Deer Corn tests positive for aflatoxins

The wildlife feed Deer Corn has been pulled from the shelves of Rural King in seven states after some bags showed contamination from aflatoxins.  Following a customer request for information, tests were done in Indiana by the Office of the Indiana State Chemist.  The tested samples indicated that the corn was not suitable as a feed for wildlife and could potentially be harmful to humans exposed to the aflatoxin dusts.

Robert Geiger, feed administrator in the state chemist’s office said the level of aflatoxins found in the Deer Corn exceeded levels the US Food and Drug Administration considers safe.

Deer Corn is packaged in camouflage printed bags and is the only feed product banned from purchase at Rural King.  Customers who have purchased the product should return it to a Rural King store.

Rural King operates 63 retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri.


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