CHS Nutrition of Hermiston, Ore., is recalling 510 bags (50 lbs. each) of Champion Meat Goat Pellets R20, Medicated Feed.
The product contains elevated levels of Rumensin (monensin), an FDA-approved drug for use in certain animal feeds. Excessive amounts oc monensin, can cause monensin toxicity in a number of animal species including goats, making them susceptible to injury and death.
In humans, monensin could affect handlers of highly concentrated products by causing irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract through direct exposure.
Three goats have died, and three additional goats were ill but have recovered.
The recalled product is pelleted dry feed and bagged in poly bags with the words “Payback Champion Feeds” printed on the bag. Each bag weighs 50 lbs and contains tags with lot number 6705 HM928510 04/17/20 and the UPC code 48252 48640.
It was shipped to three consignees in Oregon and Washington from April 20 – 29, 2020. NW Farm Supply in Hermiston, Oreg., and in Prosser, Wash., sold the recalled product to downstream customers.
What to do
Customers who purchased the recalled product should not feed it to any animal, but contact the company at (800) 700-2295 or (541) 564-0355 from 8 am. – 4:30 pm. (PST).