United Pet Group Recalls Several Bird Food and Supplement Products United Pet Group, Inc. has issued a voluntarily withdraw of limited quantities of products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recalled products include the following:
- 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
- ēCotrition 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 ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches (8oz bag) UPC 26851 00546 Item # C546 / 11-20712 – USE BY date: 10/16/15
- ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels (6.5oz bag) UPC 26851 00512 Item # B512 / 11-20711 – USE BY date: 12/05/15
According to a FDA press release, United Pet Group, Inc. is recalling the specific lot numbers due to a recall on parsley flakes found in the products listed above. The parsley flakes were supplied by Specialty Commodities, Inc.
If your pet had contact with the recalled products, you are advised to watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. In rare circumstances that infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more serve illnesses. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, contact a medical professional for further assistance. Owners are also advised to watch for the aforementioned symptoms in themselves or family members who may have handled the bird’s food or nutritional supplements.
At the time of this release there have been no illnesses reported associated with this recall. No other United Pet Group products have been affected.
Consumers who purchased the listed recalled products are urged to discontinue use immediately and return them for a full refund. For more information, please contact United Pet Group’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-645-5145, Monday through Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM Central Standard Time.