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Kaytee Bird Food Recall

Kaytee is issuing a bird food recall, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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By Gina Cioli/I-5 Publishing LLC/Courtesy birdStuff
Several Kaytee bird food products have been recalled due to possible contaminated parsley flakes.
Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. PST

Kaytee Products, Inc., is recalling several of its bird food products due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The possible Salmonella contamination is from the parsley flakes used in the bird food products. The parsley flakes come from Kaytee’s supplier, Specialty Commodities Inc. Kaytee stated it had no positive Salmonella results on its finished products to suggest possible contamination, but the company is initiating a recall in accordance with FDA guidelines. Kaytee has reported no cases of Salmonella contamination from its consumers.

Below is a list of the products involved in the recall. Products not on this list are not part of the recall. Kaytee asks that consumers check the "Best Before Date” code on their products to see if the product is involved in the recall. Consumers who have purchased products involved in the recall can call Kaytee Consumer Care to report their case. Kaytee asks that consumers provide a copy or picture UPC Code and Best Before Date from the bird food packages to verify the product is part of the recall, and then throw the product away. For more information, consumers may call Kaytee at 1-800 KAYTEE-1 (800-529-8331) or email KayteeParsleyFlakeRecall@central.com or go to kaytee.com.

Salmonella is the genus name of an organism that is a Gram-negative bacteria. The disease is called salmonellosis. Of the more than 2,000 Salmonella species, only a few cause disease in pet birds and parrots. Some infected pet birds show symptoms, but not all birds will. Signs of Salmonella contamination in pet birds include lethargy, fluffed up appearance and weight loss. Sick birds can transmit the bacteria to other birds and humans by contact and fecal contamination through the bird’s food and water. People who have handled contaminated products may become infected too.

Product
Code/SKU/
Material #
UPC Code  Size Product Name/Description Best Before Code
100032244 07185940410 2 lb Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch 9/28/2013 through
5/7/2014
100032881 07185900431 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet 12/6/2013 through
5/29/2014
100032922 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/4/2013 through
8/2/2014
100032982 07185900434 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet 12/6/2013 through
8/2/2014
100502615 07185999885 3.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet 1/15/2014 through
7/24/2014
100502749 07185999855 9.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/18/2013 through
7/31/2014
100502937 07185994235 3.5 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet 12/5/2013 through
7/17/2014
100502940 07185994236 7 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/4/2013 through
8/1/2014
100503001 07185994268 4 ct Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes) 3/7/2014 through
7/30/2014
100503064 07185994264 11 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning – Small Birds 12/25/2013 through
8/5/2014
100503808 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/6/2013 through 7/31/2014
100504021 07185994368 2.25 oz Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat – Parakeet & Cockatiel 12/4/2013 through 6/25/2014
100504029 07185994370 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 07185994615 1.5 oz Kaytee Foraging Box O’Fun Treat for Pet Birds 1/28/2014 through 7/30/2014
100510282 07185994708 1 oz Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat 12/1/2013 through 5/28/2014

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Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. PST

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Too bad
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 3/10/2013 8:11:28 PM
Than ks
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 3/10/2013 8:04:02 PM
Thanks! What is up withall of this recall on different pet foods?
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 3/6/2013 3:49:08 AM
thanks for the info
janet, henderson, NV
Posted: 3/2/2013 4:10:13 PM
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