Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley
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Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible
Salmonella Contamination from Parsley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2013
-Goldenfeast® Inc. is recalling several exotic bird food blends due to possible
contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients
supplied to Goldenfeast® Inc. by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside
supplier to Goldenfeast® Inc. On February 11, 2013 Specialty Commodities, Inc.
initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to Goldenfeast®
Inc. and other pet food manufacturers because the product may have the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specialty
Commodities distributed the product to Goldenfeast® Inc. on May 17,
2012. No human or pet illnesses have been reported. Goldenfeast® Inc.
is initiating this recall in accordance with FDA guidelines.
Recalled products were distributed to retailers and
distributors in the states of: 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, Virginia and Canada.
No other Goldenfeast® Inc. products are affected by this
voluntary recall. Customers who have purchased any of the products listed
below are urged to contact Goldenfeast® at 800-344-6536 between the hours and 9
am and 5 pm. EST, Monday through Friday, for instruction on product return.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the
products and humans may be at risk from handling contaminated pet products.
Healthy persons exposed to Salmonella should monitor
themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomit, diarrhea
or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. In rare circumstances,
infection with Salmonella can result in more serious ailments,
including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye
irritation, and urinary track symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms
after having contact with these products should contact their physician or
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have
diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only
decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infection but otherwise healthy
pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has
consumed the recalled product(s) and has these symptoms, please contact your
Listed below are the Product Name and the Best If Used
Before Code (Day/Month/Year) All sizes of each listed product are affected- Bulk (Large Foil Bags), Mini
Bulk (Medium Size Foil Bags), Super Size (Plastic Jars) and Barrier Bag
Containers (Barrier Film Bags).
Best If Used By (day/month/year)
(This information appears on the UPC bar code label)