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

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

Business Wire

CHILTON, Wis. -- 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                              Product                  Best Before Code
Code/SKU/   UPC Code     Size     Name/Description        (month/day/yr)
Material #
                                     Kaytee Fiesta Max        9/28/2013
100032244   07185940410  2 lb     Canary/Finch            through
                                                              5/7/2014
                                     Kaytee Honey Treat -     12/6/2013
100032881   07185900431  3.5 oz   Parakeet                through
                                                              5/29/2014
                                     Kaytee Honey Treat –     12/4/2013
100032922   07185955027  7 oz     Parakeet (Value Pack)   through
                                                              8/2/2014
                                     Kaytee Honey Treat –     12/6/2013
100032982   07185900434  3.5 oz   Parakeet                through
                                                              8/2/2014
                                     Kaytee Fiesta Fruit &    1/15/2014
100502615   07185999885  3.5 oz   Veggie Treat –          through
                                     Parakeet                 7/24/2014
                                     Kaytee Fiesta Fruit &    12/18/2013
100502749   07185999855  9.5 oz   Veggie Treat –          through
                                     Parakeet                 7/31/2014
                                     Kaytee Forti-Diet        12/5/2013
100502937   07185994235  3.5 oz   ProHealth Honey Treat   through
                                     – Parakeet               7/17/2014
                                     Kaytee Forti-Diet        12/4/2013
100502940   07185994236  7 oz     ProHealth Honey Treat   through
                                     – Parakeet               8/1/2014
                                     (Value Pack)
                                     Kaytee Forti-Diet
                                     ProHealth Munchables     3/7/2014 through
100503001   07185994268  4 ct     Shred-A-                7/30/2014
                                     Box Honey Seed Treats
                                     (4 Boxes)
                                     Kaytee Forti-Diet        12/25/2013
100503064   07185994264  11 oz    ProHealth Molting &     through
                                     Conditioning             8/5/2014
                                     – Small Birds
                                     Kaytee Honey Treat –     12/6/2013
100503808   07185955027  7 oz     Parakeet (Value Pack)   through
                                                              7/31/2014
                                     Kaytee Fiesta Nutty      12/4/2013
100504021   07185994368  2.25 oz  Papaya Treat –          through
                                     Parakeet &               6/25/2014
                                     Cockatiel
                                     Kaytee Fiesta Foraging   1/27/2014
100504029   07185994370  1.5 oz   Treat for Pet Birds     through
                                                              5/29/2014
                                     Grreat Choice Treat      12/13/2013
100504971   73725727166  3.2 oz   Sticks for Small Birds  through
                                     (2 sticks)               2/4/2014
                                     Grreat Choice Treat      12/10/2013
100504974   73725727165  9.6 oz   Sticks for Small Birds  through
                                     (6 sticks)               3/19/2014
                                     Kaytee Foraging Box      1/28/2014
100506593   07185994615  1.5 oz   O’Fun Treat for Pet     through
                                     Birds                    7/30/2014
                                     Kaytee Bird Greens       12/1/2013
100510282   07185994708  1 oz     Foraging Treat          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/.

Contact:

Kaytee Products
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) (Consumers)
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367 (Media)
 
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