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On February 21, 2013

Kaytee recalls bird treats for possible Salmonella contamination

Select bird treats, greens items may be contaminated from parsley flake ingredients from supplier Specialty Commodities

Small-animal food manufacturer Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible Salmonella contamination from parsley flake ingredients from Kaytee’s outside supplier Specialty Commodities Inc.

A recall letter dated February 11 from Specialty Commodities was sent to Kaytee in reference to products manufactured as early as June 12, 2012. Kaytee says that although it has not received any positive test results for Salmonella in finished products, the recall is being initiated in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

The following is a list of recalled products, including size, name, product code/SKU, UPC Code and "Best-Before" code:

  • 2-lb. Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch 100032244; 07185940410; 9/28/2013 through 5/7/2014
  • 3.5-oz. Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet 100032881; 07185900431; 12/6/2013 through 5/29/2014
  • 7-oz. Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 100032922; 07185955027; 12/4/2013 through 8/2/2014
  • 3.5-oz. Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet 100032982; 07185900434; 12/6/2013 through 8/2/2014
  • 3.5-oz. Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet 100502615; 07185999885; 1/15/2014 through 7/24/2014
  • 9.5-oz. Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet 100502749; 07185999855; 12/18/2013 through 7/31/2014
  • 3.5-oz. Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet 100502937; 07185994235; 12/5/2013 through 7/17/2014
  • 7-oz. Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 100502940; 07185994236; 12/4/2013 through 8/1/2014
  • 4-count Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-Box Honey Seed Treats 100503001; 07185994268; 3/7/2014 through 7/30/2014
  • 11-oz. Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning – Small Birds 100503064; 07185994264; 12/25/2013 through 8/5/2014
  • 7-oz. Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 100503808; 07185955027; 12/6/2013 through 7/31/2014
  • 2.25-oz. Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat – Parakeet & Cockatiel 100504021; 07185994368; 12/4/2013 through 6/25/2014
  • 1.5-oz. Kaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds 100504029; 07185994370; 1/27/2014 through 5/29/2014
  • 3.2-oz. Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (2 sticks) 100504971; 73725727166; 12/13/2013 through 2/4/2014
  • 9.6-oz. Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds (6 sticks) 100504971; 73725727166; 12/10/2013 through 3/19/2014
  • 1.5-oz. Kaytee Foraging Box O’Fun Treat for Pet Birdstee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 100506593; 07185994615; 1/28/2014 through 7/30/2014
  • 1-oz. Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat 100510282; 07185994708; 12/1/2013 through 5/28/2014
Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the following USA states: 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. Recalled products were also distributed to the countries of Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

A letter and instructions will be sent to Kaytee customers. Pet owners who have questions may contact the company at +1.800.529.8331.

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