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Pet Food News / Pet Food Recalls / Pet Food Safety
On March 5, 2013

United Pet Group recalls select bird food, bird supplement products

Ultra Blend Gourmet bird food, ēCotrition supplements could contain dried parsley flakes contaminated with Salmonella

United Pet Group Inc. is recalling select bird food and bird nutritional supplement products that contain dried parsley flakes supplied by Specialty Commodities Inc., which initiated a recall of the parsley flakes due to potential Salmonella contamination.

United Pet Group's recall affects a limited quantity of its Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets products, Ä“Cotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,Ä“Cotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches, and Ä“Cotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels. The products were distributed throughout the USA and Canada between October 2012 and February.

Specific lot numbers/production codes being recalled include:

• Ultra Blend Gourmet, Food for Parakeets (80-oz. bag)
UPC 26851 00904; Item #A904/056-0904-01; "USE BY" dates: 07/20/15 and 10/20/15
• ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets (8-oz. bag)
UPC 26851 00505; Item #A505/11-20700; "USE BY" dates: 10/23/15 and 11/14/1
• ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches (8-oz. bag)
UPC 26851 00546; Item #C546/11-20712; "USE BY" date: 10/16/15
• ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels (6.5-oz. bag)
UPC 26851 00512; Item #B512/11-20711; "USE BY" date: 12/05/15

The company says there are no known illnesses to date associated with the products. Customers who have purchased any of the recalled bird food or supplement products should dispose of them or return them for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact United Pet Group's Consumer Affairs team at +1.800.645.5145, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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