ZuPreem Issues Limited Bird Food Recall



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Premium Nutritional Products Inc., which makes the ZuPreem line of diets for birds, small animals and exotic animals, announced Saturday that it was voluntarily recalling some FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors premium bird food because two lots may contain elevated calcium levels.

The recalled packages have Nov. 30, 2013, “use by” or November 2013 “best by” dates in addition to specific SKU and UPC codes, the Shawnee, Kan., company reported. The bags are labeled for medium/large or large birds.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this recall has caused bird owners and their birds,” said David Morris, president of Premium Nutritional Products. “We are working with our industry partners to resolve all related issues as quickly as possible.”

Extra calcium was inadvertently present in an isolated batch, the company reported. Recommended calcium levels are about 1 percent of the diet, avian veterinarian Gary Butcher and avian nutritionist Richard Miles reported in the online article “Understanding Pet Bird Nutrition.”

Anyone who purchased the recalled food should stop feeding it and return the remainder to the store for a refund, the company added.

More information is available by calling ZuPreem’s customer service line at 800-345-4767.

The following products have been recalled:   

SKU

Net Weight

Description

UPC

Expires

 Lot

83020

2 lbs.

FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds

762177830209

11/30/13

 598405052

83030

3.5 lbs.

FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds

762177830308

11/30/13

 598405052

83120

12 lbs.

FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds

762177831206

11/30/13

 598405052

83170

17.5 lbs.

FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds

762177831701

11/13

 598405052

83350

35 lbs.

FruitBlend Medium/Large Birds

762177833507

11/13

598405052

84020

2 lbs.

FruitBlend for Large Birds

762177840208

11/30/13

598405072

84030

3.5 lbs.

FruitBlend for Large Birds

762177840307

11/30/13

598405072

84120

12 lbs.

FruitBlend for Large Birds

762177841205

11/30/13

598405072

84170

17.5 lbs.

FruitBlend for Large Birds

762177841700

11/30/13

598405072

84350

35 lbs.

FruitBlend for Large Birds

762177843506

11/30/13

598405072

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