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MATTOON, IL (KFVS) -

Rural King Distributing of Mattoon, IL is recalling 205 tons of Deer Corn, because it has the potential to be contaminated with aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Animals that have consumed the recalled product may exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness, unthriftiness, or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes, or diarrhea.

Consumption of feed containing high amounts of aflatoxin can be deadly to some animals, according to the FDA.

Deer Corn was distributed to 63 retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.

There are Rural King locations in Benton, Carbondale, Harrisburg, Marion, and Murphysboro, Illinois.

Deer Corn is packaged in a green, black, and brown camouflage bags weighing 50 lbs. The product UPC Code is 689139348193.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The issue was called to attention after testing by the Office of the Indiana State Chemist.

Consumers are urged to return Deer Corn to the store where they have purchased for full reimbursement.

Consumers with questions may call the company at 1-800-561-1752 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.

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