June 04, 2014 – [Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]
Company: PGG/HSC Feed Company LLC
Brands: Champion Lamb Texturized Feed B30
- 50-pound packages of Champion Lamb Texturized feed B30, Lot-88022114M908840, UPC-748252483805
Higher than allowable copper levels.
- This is a voluntary recall by PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC.
- The product was manufactured in February 2014.
- The product 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 may cause potential health risks, including death, in sheep.
- 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.
What to do?
- Check with your supplier for purchase information.
- 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.
About High Copper Levels:
- High copper levels 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.
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