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·         Cargill recalls nearly 300,000 pounds of animal feed over moldy corn fears

The recall involves feed produced at a North Carolina plant and distributed in southern and eastern states.

 

·         Cargill Brazil head to step down as firm prepares transition

·         Cargill recalls poultry, cattle feeds from aflatoxin fears

 

 

Cargill recalls nearly 300,000 pounds of animal feed over moldy corn fears

The recall involves feed produced at a North Carolina plant and distributed in southern and eastern states.

 

By Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune (MN)

May 8, 2019

 

Cargill Inc. pulled nearly 300,000 pounds of animal feed from the market over the past three months due to elevated aflatoxin levels, a toxin found on moldy corn that if ingested can kill animals.

 

The voluntary recall, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, includes chicken, horse and cattle feed, as well as some sheep and goat feed, sold under the Southern States brand.

 

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture discovered the contamination when testing a specific product of feed brand.

 

Minnetonka-based Cargill traced the problem to moldy corn from a supplier of the company's plant in Cleveland, N.C.

 

"We are actively working with the supplier to understand where the mold may have come from. As a result, we are now sourcing corn from other suppliers," said April Nelson, a Cargill spokeswoman.

 

Cargill has removed all the product from retail shelves and contacted some customers, asking them to throw away the affected product. The recalled products were distributed in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

 

The company gave those customers a credit for the lost product, Nelson said, and no adverse health effects have been reported.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aflatoxin is a fungal toxin found on moldy crops, like peanuts, cottonseed, corn and tree nuts. The Aspergillus fungi can colonize crops in the field, during harvest or if improperly stored.

 

Exposure is detrimental to both animals and humans, with the young being especially vulnerable. Acute aflatoxicosis can cause hemorrhaging, bloody diarrhea and death within one to three days...

 

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http://www.startribune.com/cargill-recalls-nearly-300-000-pounds-of-animal-feed-over-moldy-corn-fears/509640212/

 

 

Cargill Brazil head to step down as firm prepares transition

 

By Ana Mano, Reuters

May 7, 2019

 

SAO PAULO, May 7 (Reuters) - The chief executive of commodities trader Cargill Inc in Brazil since 2012, Luiz Pretti, is preparing to step down, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

 

Pretti, who one of the sources said would stay on until December, started at the company in 2005 in the financial department, according to his LinkedIn profile.

 

In a statement sent to Reuters on Tuesday, Cargill confirmed the company “is preparing a transition” of leadership in Brazil, but declined to elaborate.

 

Under Pretti’s command last year, Cargill Inc’s profits grew...

 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/cargill-ltd-moves/update-1-cargill-brazil-head-to-step-down-as-firm-prepares-transition-idUSL2N22J19U

 

 

Cargill recalls poultry, cattle feeds from aflatoxin fears

 

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis, Feed Navigator

08-May-2019

 

High mycotoxin levels prompt Cargill to recall select batches of some animal feed products generated and sold in the eastern US.

 

The company announced the voluntary recall​​ of several feed products on Monday [May 6].

 

The Minnesota-based company’s animal nutrition business is collecting a selection of Southern States feed products because of high aflatoxin levels, Cargill said.

 

Products included in the recall covered several species and were generated and sold in the eastern United States, Cargill said. The items collected were manufactured in the company’s facility in Cleveland, North Carolina.

 

The increased aflatoxin levels, which were above the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action levels have since been linked to a corn supplier, Cargill told us. The company’s internal testing protocol has been changed to address the situation.

 

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

 

Poultry, horses and livestock exposed to levels of aflatoxin could be at risk of several health hazards, the company said. Aflatoxin toxicity in livestock has been linked to a reduction in feed intake, liver damage, reduced weight gain, jaundice and death.

 

The amount​​ of aflatoxin that can be present in a product varies based on the age and type of animal, said the FDA. It ranges from 20 parts per billion for dairy cows, immature animals and companion animals to 300ppb for finishing cattle.

 

Recall overview and aflatoxin concerns​ ...

 

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