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ADM Recalls Sheep Feed Due to Copper Contamination

The animal nutrition business of American firm Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) issued a voluntary recall for 50-lb bags of sheep feed because the products may be contaminated with high levels of copper, according to a press release posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website on October 4. 

The impacted products are sold under the MoorMan’s, ShowTec, and Lamb Creep DC brands. Only one lot of the feed, QW13619, is involved in the recall. Possibly-tainted products were distributed from May 29, 2019 to Sept. 10, 2019 through distributors in Missouri, Georgia, Iowa, and Texas and were sold through ADM Animal Nutrition directly. 

“ADM Animal Nutrition received a report from one customer claiming this feed may have resulted in the death of two sheep. The company immediately began investigating and subsequently initiated the recall,” the agribusiness said in the release. “ADM has bene in direct contact with the customer and distributors involved in this recall, and all product has been removed from retail shelves.”

Copper toxicity can cause lethargy, anemia, teeth grinding, extreme thirst, jaundice, and other ailments in sheep. 

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