horse feed recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported May 28 that Cargill’s animal nutrition business is expanding its voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels.

This is an expansion of the recall initiated May 6 and is the result of Cargill’s internal investigation that identified additional products containing an ingredient provided from the same supplier referenced in the May 6 recall announcement.

The expansion includes products manufactured between October 31, 2018 and March 1, 2019.

Livestock, horses, and poultry exposed to aflatoxin are at risk of exposure to several health hazards. Aflatoxicosis has the same acute and chronic adverse effects and health consequences across all species and age classes (immature and mature). Immature animals are more sensitive to aflatoxins.  Acute aflatoxicosis can result in generalized hemorrhage, bloody diarrhea, and death in one to three days. In addition, aflatoxin toxicity can cause reduced feed intake, reduced weight gain, liver damage, jaundice, and eventually death.

Cargill has received a small number of adverse event reports. These reports are currently being investigated to determine if they are related to the recalled feed.

The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Cleveland, North Carolina, facility and are being recalled from retail outlets and distributors in the Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia markets.

The equine-specific products affected in the expanded recall are:

Product Size Lot Codes 2018 Lot Codes 2019 Product Code Species Date Made Shelf Life
LTD 12% Sweet Feed (CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 550280 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Reliance (P)(CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553265 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 90 days
Southern States Reliance (T)(CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553285 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Legends Sport Horse 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553943 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Legends Sport Horse Plus 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553944 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Legends Growth Pelleted 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553945 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 90 days
Southern States Legends Growth Textured 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 553946 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Triple 10 (CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 554270 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
Southern States Solution (CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 554290 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 90 days
Select Plus (P)(CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 554610 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 90 days
Southern States Select Plus (T)(CN) 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 554611 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 60 days
LTD Maintenance Horse Feed 50 lb N8304 through N8365 N9001 through N9060 550290 Equine 10/31/18-3/1/19 90 days

Find a full list of affected products at fda.gov.

Additionally, the following previously recalled equine-specific affected product was also manufactured and sold in the eastern United States and removed from retail shelves throughout February, March, and April 2019.

Product Size Lot Code Product Code Species Date Made Shelf Life
Southern States Triple 10 (CN) 50 lb N9043 554270 Equine Feb. 2019 60 days

Consumers with animals who have consumed products referenced in the tables and are exhibiting clinical signs of disease should contact their veterinarian. Consumers and other end users who have any of the affected lots in their possession should return remaining product to their local dealer or retailer for a replacement or full refund. For more information, call the customer service line, which is available 24/7, at 833/224-2003.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of and in cooperation with the U.S. FDA.