Giant Food Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Kaytee Products Bird Treats

Giant Food Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Kaytee Products Bird Treats

PR Newswire

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 21, 2013

LANDOVER, Md., Feb.21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Giant Food of Landover, Md.,
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.

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

Giant Food 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 Giant Food 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 (800) 529-8331. In addition customers may call Giant Food
Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and visit the Giant Food website at for more information.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs
approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 159
full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation's
capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit

SOURCE Giant Food

Contact: Jamie Miller, +1-301-341-8776,
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