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Lafeber Recalls Bird Food Due To Moisture

Lafeber issued a voluntary recall of several products, citing improper storage methods of the grains used in the product.

By the BirdChannel News Division
Posted: July 20, 2012, 12:00 p.m. PST

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Lafeber Co., issued a voluntary recall on several of their bird food products.
Bird feed manufacturer Lafeber Co. recalled several lots of bird food due to pockets of high moisture that could lead to bacterial or fungal growth, the Cornell, Illinois-based company reported.

One of the grains Lafeber uses in several products was not properly stored prior to the company taking possession of it, causing the moisture pockets to form. Over time, the higher moisture levels can lead to bacterial or fungal growth, the company said.

The recalled products include:

Product Description Best Before
Parrot Nutri-Berries 12 oz. tubs 121913B
Parrot Nutri-Berries 3.25 lb. tubs, 20 lb. boxes 121813A, 121813B, 121913A, 122713A, 122713B and 010514
Parrot Popcorn Nutri-Berries  4 oz., 1 lb. bags 122013 and 122613
Cockatiel Sunny Orchard Nutri-Berries 10 oz. bags 122113 and 010214
Parrot Sunny Orchard Nutri-Berries 10 oz., 3 lb. bags, 122513 and 122813

No adverse events have been reported to the company, but Lafeber recommended that customers stop feeding the product.

The company has integrated new quality control measures to prevent the issue from occurring in the future, Lafeber said.

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This is very bad news. I hope that quality control becomes more important to companies that make bird food.
Colleen, manchester, NJ
Posted: 8/12/2013 5:17:40 PM
It is frightening,but thanks to this website for bringing it to our attention.
Traci, Glendale, OR
Posted: 6/9/2013 2:10:34 PM
This is very scary to hear of.
Lisa, Barnegat, NJ
Posted: 4/24/2013 10:29:43 AM
All of the recent food recalls are alarming to me. I hope that these issues are solved so we can feel secure in what we feed to our precious birds.
colleen, manchester, NJ
Posted: 12/2/2012 2:34:22 PM
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