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Some ZuPreem FruitBlend Bird Food Recalled

Two lots of ZuPreem's FruitBlend has been recalled due to elevated calcium levels, according to Premium Nutritional Products Inc., the parent company of ZuPreem.

By the BirdChannel News Division

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ZuPreem issued a recall of some its FruitBlend bird foods due to elevated calcium levels.

Posted: October 1, 2012, 4:00 p.m. PST

Premium Nutritional Products Inc., which makes the ZuPreem line of diets for birds, small animals and exotic animals, announced Saturday that it was voluntarily recalling some FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors premium bird food because two lots may contain elevated calcium levels.

The recalled packages have Nov. 30, 2013, "use by” or November 2013 "best by” dates in addition to specific SKU and UPC codes, the Shawnee, Kansas, company reported. The bags are labeled for medium/large or large birds.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this recall has caused bird owners and their birds,” said David Morris, president of Premium Nutritional Products. "We are working with our industry partners to resolve all related issues as quickly as possible.”

Extra calcium was inadvertently present in an isolated batch, the company reported. Recommended calcium levels are about 1 percent of the diet, avian veterinarian Gary Butcher and avian nutritionist Richard Miles reported in the online article "Understanding Pet Bird Nutrition.”

Anyone who purchased the recalled food should stop feeding it and return the remainder to the store for a refund, the company added.
More information is available by calling ZuPreem’s customer service line at 800-345-4767.

Recalled Bird Food

SKU Net Weight Description UPC  Expiration Lot
83020 2 lbs. FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds 762177830209 11/30/13 598405052
83030 3.5 lbs. FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds 762177830308 11/30/13 598405052
83120 12 lbs. FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds 762177831206 11/30/13 598405052
83170 17.5 lbs. FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds 762177831701 11/13 598405052
83350 35 lbs. FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds 762177833507 11/13 598405052
84020 2 lbs. FruitBlend for Large Birds 762177840208 11/30/13 598405072
84030 3.5 lbs. FruitBlend for Large Birds 762177840307 11/30/13 598405072
84120 12 lbs. FruitBlend for Large Birds 762177841205 11/30/13 598405072
84170 17.5 lbs. FruitBlend for Large Birds 762177841700 11/13 598405072
84350 35 lbs. FruitBlend for Large Birds 762177843506 11/13 598405072


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Posted: October 1, 2012, 4:00 p.m. PST

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This was posted In October 2012. It isn't a new one.
Barbara, Beaufort, SC
Posted: 9/8/2013 12:26:45 PM
This is very upsetting. I don't have the bags, so I can't check it. I always pour them into airtight containers. So not happy!!
Shane, Deerfield Beach, FL
Posted: 9/8/2013 12:16:17 PM
too many recalls on bird food. Quality control should be high on the list of priorities for these companies.
kay, dallas, PA
Posted: 7/29/2013 5:32:55 PM
I'm so glad my CAG doesn't eat Zupreem Fruit Flavor any more. Too many food colorings used in this blend.
Susan, Greenville, SC
Posted: 7/25/2013 11:43:43 PM
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