February 19, 2013 05:30 PM Eastern Time
Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes
CHILTON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
Best Before Code
100032244 07185940410 2 lb Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch
100032881 07185900431 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet
100032922 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack)
100032982 07185900434 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet
100502615 07185999885 3.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet
100502749 07185999855 9.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet
100502937 07185994235 3.5 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet
100502940 07185994236 7 oz
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet
100503001 07185994268 4 ct
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-
Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes)
100503064 07185994264 11 oz
Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning
– Small Birds
100503808 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack)
100504021 07185994368 2.25 oz
Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat – Parakeet &
100504029 07185994370 1.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds
100504971 73725727166 3.2 oz
Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
100504974 73725727165 9.6 oz
Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
100506593 07185994615 1.5 oz Kaytee Foraging Box O’Fun Treat for Pet Birds
100510282 07185994708 1 oz Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat
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/.
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) (Consumers)
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367 (Media)