by Veterinary Practice News Editors | August 28, 2013 10:57 am
Eight varieties of Goldenfeast exotic bird food have been voluntarily recalled because of potential salmonella contamination linked to parsley flakes, the Phoenixville, Pa., company reported. Potentially contaminated parsley was supplied to bird food maker Goldenfeast Inc. by Specialty Commodities Inc.newsline, pet-health-news, recall Eight varieties of Goldenfeast exotic bird food have been voluntarily recalled because of potential salmonella contamination linked to parsley flakes, the Phoenixville, Pa., company reported Monday.
The parsley ingredient was supplied to Goldenfeast Inc. by Specialty Commodities Inc., which in February began a voluntary recall of flakes distributed to a number of pet food manufacturers.
No human or pet illnesses have been reported in connection with the parsley flakes, Goldenfeast reported. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in animals include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may show similar symptoms.
The recalled food includes all package sizes but only selected best-by dates.
• Australian Blend: May 31, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2013.
• Bean Supreme: July 31, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013.
• Caribbean Bounty: July 31, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2013.
• Gardenflora: July 31, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014.
• Petite Hookbill: June 30, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2013.
• Schmitts Original: July 31, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2013.
• Basics Plus Finch: Aug. 31, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014.
• Basics Plus Parakeet: Aug. 31, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014.
The recalled bird food was distributed to retailers and distributors in Canada and 23 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Virginia.
Anyone who purchased one of the recalled products may inquire about a refund by calling Goldenfeast at 800-344-6536 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
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