CHS recalls feed due to high magnesium levels

Feed was manufactured for poultry, swine and rabbits

CHS Inc., based in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling 67 tons of Payback Feeds due to potentially high levels of magnesium.

The acute effects of excess dietary magnesium in animals would likely be osmotic diarrhea and a marked decrease in feed intake. Continued feeding of these products may result in death as a complication of diarrhea and decreased feed intake. If your animals have consumed the recalled products and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The products were manufactured at the CHS Great Falls, Montana, facility and distributed in Wyoming and Montana with dates between September 27, 2019, and October 4, 2019. The products were sold directly to producers and to dealers, where end-use customers may have purchased the products.

The products are bagged in 50 lb. Payback Feed bags that display the Payback Feed Brand. The following products, lot numbers and manufacture dates are included in this recall:

Product name Lot number Manufacture date
Payback Champion Rabbit M644310 09/30/2019
Payback Egg Layer Ration Pellet M644570 09/30/2019
Payback Egg Layer Ration Krumble M644550 09/30/2019
Payback Turkey /Pheasant Grower A Medicated M650210 10/04/2019
Payback Turkey /Pheasant Grower M644560 09/30/2019
Payback Swine Complete Breeder M643210 09/27/2019
Payback Waterfowl Feed M644540 09/30/2019

 

CHS received reports from customers claiming these products may have resulted in illness and/or mortality potentially linked to the products. CHS has received reports of the deaths of 403 pheasants from a dealer’s customer.

The company immediately began investigating and initiated the voluntary recall upon receiving confirmation that the products may contain elevated levels of magnesium.

Customers who have purchased the recalled products should immediately stop using the products and return it to their local dealer or directly to CHS for full refund. Please direct customer inquiries to +1.406.453.7646 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MST Monday through Friday.

CHS Inc. is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services.