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Pet food recall: Kaytee Baby Bird & Baby Macaw Feeding Formula

Posted Apr 17 2012 3:01pm

Kaytee Baby Bird & Baby Macaw Feeding Formula are being recalled due to high levels of vitamin D.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9, 2012 – Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

The products being recalled were manufactured over a limited range of dates. Products manufactured prior to these dates and after these dates have been tested and are safe for feeding to baby birds. Consumers should inspect the product packaging for the “Best Before Code (date)” to determine if it is affected by this recall.  All distributors have been notified of the recall and have been asked to reach out to their retail customers and to immediately remove the affected products from the shelf.

The recalled lots are listed below:

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
Product Code/SKU/Material#: 100032326
UPC Code: 07185947510
Size: 6/7.5 oz.
Lot/Serial: No. A1
Best Before: 21 Mar 2013 and 20 Apr 2013

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
Product Code/SKU/Material#: 100032328
UPC Code: 07185947511
Size: 6/7.5 oz.
Lot/Serial No. A2
Best Before: 9 Mar 2013 and 19 Apr 2013

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
Product Code/SKU/Material#: 100032330 *100034332
UPC Code: 07185947512
Size: 4/5 lb.
Lot/Serial No. A3
*includes 10 cases of Petco store product
Best Before: 4 Mar 2013, 30 Mar 2013 and 16 May 2013
*30 March 2013

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
Product Code/SKU/Material#: 100032336
UPC Code: 07185947518
Size: 1/22 lb.
Lot/Serial No. A4
Best Before: 21 Mar 2013, 13 Apr 2013 and 16 May 2013

Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw
Product Code/SKU/Material#: 100032337
UPC Code: 07185947515
Size: 4/5 lb.
Lot/Serial No. B1
Best Before: 1 Mar 2013, 14 Mar 2013 and 19 Apr 2013

Products and product lots that do not appear on the list are not subject to this recall.

Having a hard time finding the best before code please click here .

This recall is being initiated due to an elevated amount of vitamin D that was unintentionally added in an isolated mixing batch during the manufacturing process.

No other Kaytee bird foods are involved in this recall.

If you have questions, or for reimbursement, call Kaytee at 1-800 Kaytee-1 (800 529-8331) or email kayteehandfeedingbabybirdrecall@central.com .

The entire recall can be found on the Kaytee website or on the FDA website.

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