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

 

Contact:
Consumer:
Kaytee
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331)

Media:
Mark Newberg
847-330-5367
 

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 CodeSizeProduct Name/DescriptionBest Before Code (day/month/yr)
10003224471859404102 lbKaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch9/28/2013 through 5/7/2014
10003288171859004313.5 ozKaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet12/6/2013 through 5/29/2014
10003292271859550277 ozKaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)12/4/2013 through 8/2/2014
10003298271859004343.5 ozKaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet12/6/2013 through 8/2/2014
10050261571859998853.5 ozKaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat - Parakeet1/15/2014 through 7/24/2014
10050274971859998559.5 ozKaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat - Parakeet12/18/2013 through 7/31/2014
10050293771859942353.5 ozKaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat - Parakeet12/5/2013 through 7/17/2014
10050294071859942367 ozKaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)12/4/2013 through 8/1/2014
10050300171859942684 ctKaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes)3/7/2014 through 7/30/2014
100503064718599426411 ozKaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning - Small Birds12/25/2013 through 8/5/2014
10050380871859550277 ozKaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet (Value Pack)12/6/2013 through 7/31/2014
10050402171859943682.25 ozKaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat - Parakeet & Cockatiel12/4/2013 through 6/25/2014
10050402971859943701.5 ozKaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds1/27/2014 through 5/29/2014
100504971737257271663.2 ozGrreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (2 sticks)12/13/2013 through 2/4/2014
100504974737257271659.6 ozGrreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (6 sticks)12/10/2013 through 3/19/2014
10050659371859946151.5 ozKaytee Foraging Box O'Fun Treat for Pet Birds1/28/2014 through 7/30/2014
10051028271859947081 ozKaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat12/1/2013 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/.

 

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