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PGG/HSC Feed Company LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Champion Lamb Texturized Feed B30, Lot-88022114M908840
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 4, 2014 - HERMISTON, ORE. -- PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC, announced today it has implemented a voluntary recall of 50-pound packages of its Champion Lamb Texturized B30 product due to higher than allowable copper levels. The product was manufactured in February 2014 and carries the UPC code UPC-748252483805 located in the bottom left corner of a white label attached to a Payback bag with a photo of a lamb.
Consumption of the affected product, Champion Lamb Texturized feed B30, Lot-88022114M908840, may cause potential health risks, including death, in sheep. Symptoms of copper toxicity in lambs include lethargy, anemic appearance, excessive teeth grinding, extreme thirst, pale membranes (jaundice) and bloody urine. One sheep fatality has been reported potentially in connection with this product. The recalled product was distributed to six retail feed dealers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
The potential presence of high copper levels was detected by company sample tests of the product which was manufactured on Feb. 21, 2014, at its Hermiston, Ore., feed mill. The company said it has determined the source of the high copper levels and is revising its testing protocol.
The company has contacted affected dealers and conducted a voluntary recall of unconsumed product which was packaged in 50-pound bags under the Payback® and bore the lot label 88022114M908840.
Consumers who purchased this product and have remaining quantities are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (605) 373-2563 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT. Information also is available at http://www.paybacknutrition.com.
PGG/HSC Feed is a joint venture of Pendleton Grain Growers, Pendleton, Ore., and CHS Inc., of St. Paul, Minn.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.