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Cargill : conducts voluntary recall of select Southern States® feed due to high, excessive or elevated aflatoxin levels

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05/06/2019 | 07:29pm EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA's action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and sold in the eastern United States, were removed from retail shelves throughout February, March, and April 2019. Livestock, horses, and poultry exposed to aflatoxin are at risk of exposure to several health hazards.

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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 may result in generalized hemorrhage, bloody diarrhea and death in 1-3 days.  In addition, aflatoxin toxicity can cause reduced feed intake, reduced weight gain, liver damage, jaundice, and eventually death.  

No adverse health effects to animals have been reported to date. Nonetheless, Cargill is taking this voluntary step out of an abundance of caution.

The affected products were manufactured at Cargill's Cleveland, North Carolina, facility. Cargill first learned of the issue when it received a notification from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture of test results showing that a single lot of a specific Southern States product contained elevated levels of aflatoxin. Cargill has identified and corrected the root cause.

The following affected products were recalled from retail outlets and distributors in the Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia markets and removed from retail shelves throughout February, March, and April 2019.  To view the label for each product, please click on the link in the table below that corresponds to that product.

Product

Size

Lot Code

Product Code

Species

Date Made

Shelf Life

Southern States Traditions 2-Grain Scratch (CN)

50 lb 

N8313

523540

Poultry

Nov 2018

90 days

Southern States Flock Balancer 20% Booster (CN)

50 lb

N8352

525430

Poultry

Dec 2018

90 days

Southern States Calf Developer Plus (DEC) (CN)

50 lb

N8354

511810

Dairy Cattle

Dec 2018

60 days

Southern States Sheep Feed Pellets (CN)

50 lb

N9035

572610

Sheep

Feb 2019

90 days

Southern States Sporting Bird Flight Developer (BMD) (CN)

50 lb

N9035

523630

Poultry

Feb 2019

90 days 

Southern States Genetic Expression 14% Jump Start (BVT) (CN)

50 lb 

N9035

573760

Beef Cattle

Feb 2019

90 days

Southern States Custom Formula

2 tons (all purchased by a single customer)

N9037


Poultry

Feb 2019

30 days

Southern States Traditions Chick Start & Grow (AMP) (CN)

50 lb

N9039

523600

Poultry

Feb 2019

90 days

Southern States Custom Formula

23 tons (all purchased by a single customer)

N9039


Dairy Cattle

Feb 2019

30 days

Southern States 16% Sweet Goat Feed (CN)

50 lb

N9043

571800

Goat

Feb 2019

60 days

Southern States Triple 10 (CN)

50 lb

N9043

554270

Equine

Feb 2019

60 days

Southern States Coarse Screened Cracked Corn (CN)

50 lb 

N9045

591180

All Stock

Feb 2019

90 days

Southern States Intensity 22% Calf Starter (BVT/CF) (CN)

50 lb 

N9045

511961

Dairy Cattle

Feb 2019

60 days

Southern States All Grain Start-N-Grow (CN)

25 lb

N9053

523500

Poultry

Feb 2019

90 days

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 800-822-1012 (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

At Cargill, the safety of our products and the well-being of the animals we feed is our top priority. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of and in cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration.

About Cargill
Cargill's 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

 

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