CHS Inc. Recalls Feed Due to Excessive Copper Content

The recall includes lots of Kountry Buffet 14% Text and Provider 15% Pellet, both for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.
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CHS Inc. announced Nov. 13 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, and sheep—due to excessive copper levels.

The company stated that no illnesses or deaths had been reported as of Nov. 13. Consumption of the affected product could cause potential health risks, including death, in sheep. Signs of copper toxicity in sheep include lethargy, anemic appearance, excessive teeth grinding, extreme thirst, pale membranes, and bloody urine.

The recalled products were manufactured in September 2015 and October 2015 at CHS Inc.’s Harrisburg, Oregon, 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

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