- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Western Sugar Cooperative is recalling 3,700 tons of animal feed distributed by a Lovell sugar beet factory where a woman was killed after falling into its water system.

Twenty-eight-year-old Anfesa Galaktionoff died Jan. 4 after she fell into equipment that uses water to carry and wash sugar beets before processing.

A spokesman for the Denver-based cooperative, Kent Wimmer, said Tuesday all of the adulterated animal feed has been accounted for and should be recalled over the next 48 hours.

Authorities say no sugar or molasses meant for human consumption has been distributed since the accident. They say there is no threat to human or animal health.

But to boost consumer confidence, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will buy animals scheduled for slaughter that consumed the feed.

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