Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Salmonella Contamination

Sent to me by my friend Sheryl. Pet bird food recall by Kaytee.

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

CHILTON, Wis.--()--Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee.
Material #
UPC Code
Product Name/Description
Best Before Code
100032244   07185940410   2 lb   Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch  
9/28/2013 through
100032881   07185900431   3.5 oz   Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet  
12/6/2013 through
100032922   07185955027   7 oz   Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack)  
12/4/2013 through
100032982   07185900434   3.5 oz   Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet  
12/6/2013 through
100502615   07185999885   3.5 oz   Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet  
1/15/2014 through
100502749   07185999855   9.5 oz   Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet  
12/18/2013 through
100502937   07185994235   3.5 oz   Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet  
12/5/2013 through
100502940   07185994236   7 oz  
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet
(Value Pack)
12/4/2013 through
100503001   07185994268   4 ct  
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-
Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes)
3/7/2014 through
100503064   07185994264   11 oz  
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning
– Small Birds
12/25/2013 through
100503808   07185955027   7 oz   Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack)  
12/6/2013 through
100504021   07185994368   2.25 oz  
Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat – Parakeet &
12/4/2013 through
100504029   07185994370   1.5 oz   Kaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds  
1/27/2014 through
100504971   73725727166   3.2 oz  
Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
(2 sticks)
12/13/2013 through
100504974   73725727165   9.6 oz  
Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
(6 sticks)
12/10/2013 through
100506593   07185994615   1.5 oz   Kaytee Foraging Box O’Fun Treat for Pet Birds  
1/28/2014 through
100510282   07185994708   1 oz   Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat  
12/1/2013 through
Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.
No human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date. The recall notification is being issued based on a recall letter dated February 11, 2013 from Specialty Commodities, Inc. The above-referenced Kaytee products were originally manufactured as early as June 12, 2012. While Kaytee has not had any positive Salmonella results on finished product to suggest possible contamination, we are initiating this recall in accordance with FDA guidelines. Kaytee is taking immediate action to remove the potentially affected product from all retail stores and distribution centers.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Pet owners should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with these products and clean any surfaces that were exposed.

Healthy persons exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomit, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary track symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with these products should contact their physician or healthcare provider.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infection but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product(s) and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; and, into the countries of Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, and the UAE.

Consumers who have purchased the above-referenced Kaytee products with the referenced “Best Before” dates are urged to contact Kaytee Customer Service representatives.

A letter and instructions will be forwarded to all Kaytee customers. Kaytee Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the 1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) phone number and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product. Pet owners can also visit the Kaytee website for more information


Kaytee Products
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) (Consumers)
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367 (Media)

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