CHS Inc. announced today it has implemented a voluntary recall of 50-pound packages of its Kountry Buffet 14% Text and Provider 15% Pellet, both for Mature Cattle, Horses, Goats & Sheep due to excessive levels of copper.
The potential presence of high copper levels was detected by routine sample tests of the product conducted by a third-party lab. After notifying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in early November, the company began to proactively contact affected dealers and end consumers to inform each of the voluntary recall of all unconsumed product in the listed Lot numbers.
No illnesses or deaths have been reported to date. This recall is especially important if you also have sheep, as copper toxicity can be fatal to them.
The recalled products were manufactured in September 2015 and October 2015 at CHS Inc.'s Harrisburg, Ore., feed mill and distributed to 42 customers in Oregon and Washington.
Kountry Buffet 14% Text features a salmon-colored label attached to a brown bag. Provider 15% Pellet features a yellow label attached to a brown bag. Affected Lot numbers for either product can be found at the bottom of the label and are as follows:
The following are images of the labels, provided by the Food & Drug Administration:
If You Have Product
If you feed any of your livestock this food, they recommend discounting use immediately and returning the remaining quantities to place of purchase for a full refund.
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Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800.398.0327 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT. Information also is available at http://www.paybacknutrition.com.