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CHS recalls certain feeds over excess magnesium

Products, including rabbit, poultry and swine feeds, were distributed in Wyoming and Montana.

CHS Inc., based in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., is voluntarily recalling 67 tons of its Payback Feeds listed below due to potentially high levels of magnesium, according to an announcement the company provided to the Food & Drug Administration.

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

The products were manufactured at the CHS facility in Great Falls, Mont., and distributed in Wyoming and Montana with dates between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 2019. The products were sold directly to producers and dealers, where end-use customers may have purchased the products, CHS said. The products are in 50 lb. Payback Feed bags that display the Payback Feed brand.

The following products, lot numbers and manufacturing dates are included in this recall:

Product name

Lot number

Manufacture date

Payback Champion Rabbit



Payback Egg Layer Ration Pellet



Payback Egg Layer Ration Krumble



Payback Turkey/Pheasant Grower A Medicated



Payback Turkey/Pheasant Grower



Payback Swine Complete Breeder



Payback Waterfowl Feed



CHS said it received reports from customers claiming that 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 them to their local dealer or directly to CHS for a full refund. Direct inquiries to (406) 453-7646 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.

CHS is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the U.S. 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. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

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