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Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of a Single Lot of Nutrebeef® Transition Pellet Due to Elevated Levels of Monesin

Last updated Feb. 29, 2020

Approved by: Subramanian Malaisamy MD, MRCP (UK), FCCP (USA)

Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin. The affected product was sold in Kansas and Texas. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia (low potassium), myoglobinuria (breakdown of muscle in the urine), chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.


Company Announcement Date: February 04, 2020

FDA Publish Date: February 04, 2020

Product Type: Animal & Veterinary

Food & Beverages

Pet Food

Reason for Announcement: May Contain Elevated levels of Monensin

Company Name: Cargill Incorporated

Brand Name: NutreBeef

Product Description: NutreBeef Transition Pellet (MH)

Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin. The affected product was sold in Kansas and Texas. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia (low potassium), myoglobinuria (breakdown of muscle in the urine), chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.

The following affected product was manufactured at Cargill’s McPherson, KS, facility and is being recalled from retail outlets and distributors in the Kansas and Texas markets.

Cargill received notification of this issue from a customer. Cargill immediately began an investigation and initiated a feed recall. To date, Cargill has received notification from one farm of eight animal deaths linked to this lot of feed.

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 the Customer Service line at 1-800-542-0019, Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. EDT, or email McPherson_FeedOrder@Cargill.com.

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 160,000 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 154 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

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First uploaded: Feb. 29, 2020
Last updated: Feb. 29, 2020