High Copper Level Leads to Recall of Agricultural Feed from CHS

High Copper Level Leads to Recall of Agricultural Feed from CHS
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November 18, 2015

An agricultural feed manufacturer is issuing a recall for product that contains excessive levels of copper.

CHS Inc. announced that it will be voluntarily recalling 50 pound packages Kountry Buffet 14% Text and Provider 15% Pellet, both for Mature Cattle, Horses, Goats & Sheep. The potential presence of high copper levels was detected by routine sample tests of the product conducted by a third-party lab.

The recalled products were manufactured in September and October of this year 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.

No illnesses or deaths have been reported to date. Consumption of the affected product may cause potential health risks, including death, in sheep. Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include lethargy, anemic appearance, excessive teeth grinding, extreme thirst, pale membranes (jaundice) and bloody urine.

Consumers who purchased this product and have remaining quantities should immediately discontinue use and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact CHS at (800) 398-0327.