14 October 2020:

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.

Fresh product

GAIN sourced and verified alternative molasses supplies on Monday 5th 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.

For details on returns and replacement products, please contact your GAIN Equine Nutrition Business Manager or your local GAIN stockist.

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.

If you have any queries, please contact us:

Ireland 1890 321 321; International +353 56 883 6600