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Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2013 - 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.
|Product Code/SKU/ Material #||UPC Code||Size||Product Name/Description||Best Before Code (day/month/yr)|
|100032244||7185940410||2 lb||Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch||9/28/2013 through 5/7/2014|
|100032881||7185900431||3.5 oz||Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet||12/6/2013 through 5/29/2014|
|100032922||7185955027||7 oz||Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)||12/4/2013 through 8/2/2014|
|100032982||7185900434||3.5 oz||Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet||12/6/2013 through 8/2/2014|
|100502615||7185999885||3.5 oz||Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat - Parakeet||1/15/2014 through 7/24/2014|
|100502749||7185999855||9.5 oz||Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat - Parakeet||12/18/2013 through 7/31/2014|
|100502937||7185994235||3.5 oz||Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat - Parakeet||12/5/2013 through 7/17/2014|
|100502940||7185994236||7 oz||Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)||12/4/2013 through 8/1/2014|
|100503001||7185994268||4 ct||Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes)||3/7/2014 through 7/30/2014|
|100503064||7185994264||11 oz||Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning - Small Birds||12/25/2013 through 8/5/2014|
|100503808||7185955027||7 oz||Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)||12/6/2013 through 7/31/2014|
|100504021||7185994368||2.25 oz||Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat - Parakeet & Cockatiel||12/4/2013 through 6/25/2014|
|100504029||7185994370||1.5 oz||Kaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds||1/27/2014 through 5/29/2014|
|100504971||73725727166||3.2 oz||Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (2 sticks)||12/13/2013 through 2/4/2014|
|100504974||73725727165||9.6 oz||Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (6 sticks)||12/10/2013 through 3/19/2014|
|100506593||7185994615||1.5 oz||Kaytee Foraging Box O'Fun Treat for Pet Birds||1/28/2014 through 7/30/2014|
|100510282||7185994708||1 oz||Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat||12/1/2013 through 5/28/2014|
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 http://www.kaytee.com/.