Stop & Shop Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Kaytee Products Bird Treats

   Stop & Shop Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Kaytee Products Bird
                                    Treats

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Stop &
Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Kaytee Products announced
it removed from sale several varieties of bird treats due to possible
salmonella contamination in the parsley flake ingredients.

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The following products are included in this recall:

  oKaytee Parakeet Honey Treat Value Pack 7 o.z., UPC 7185955027, with best
    before codes of 12/4/2013 – 8/2/2014
  oKaytee Parakeet Honey Stick 3.5 o.z., UPC 7185900431, with best before
    codes of 12/6/2013 – 5/29/2014

Stop & Shop has received no reports of pet or human illnesses to date, but the
product could be potentially harmful to birds who ingest the product or 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. Customers who have purchased the product should
discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for
a full refund.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne
illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those
with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV
infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of
salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72
hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that
can last up to seven days. 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. Infected but otherwise
healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Kaytee
customer service at 1-800-529-8331. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop
Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also
visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000
associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The
company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer
and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's
educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable
company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's
Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its
existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy
management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about
Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

Website: http://www.stopandshop.com
Contact: Arlene Putterman, Stop & Shop NY Metro Division, +1-914-251-2834,
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com; or Suzi Robinson, Stop & Shop New England
Division, +1-617-774-4434, suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com
 
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