United Pet Group has voluntarily withdrawn a limited quantity of bird food products that contain small quantities of dried parsley flakes supplied by Specialty Commodities, Inc. This parsley may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience symptoms like fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there may be risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
The bird food products affected by this recall include:
- Ultra Blend Gourmet, Food for Parakeets (80oz bag) - UPC 26851 00904 Item # A904 / 056-0904-01 - USE BY dates: 07/20/15 and 10/20/15
- Cotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets (8oz bag) - UPC 26851 00505 Item # A505 / 11-20700 - USE BY dates: 10/23/15 and 11/14/15
- Cotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches (8oz bag) - UPC 26851 00546 Item # C546 / 11-20712 - USE BY date: 10/16/15
- Cotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels (6.5oz bag) - UPC 26851 00512 Item # B512 / 11-20711 - USE BY date: 12/05/15
No other United Pet Group products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal. Customers who have purchased any of the products noted above are urged to dispose of them or return them for a full refund.
For further information, contact United Pet Group's Consumer Affairs team at 800-645-5145.