Goldenfeast recalls several brands of possibly tainted bird food

Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Several exotic bird foods have been recalled because of possible contamination by Salmonella virus from tainted parsley, federal food safety officials say.

Pennsylvania-based Goldenfeast Inc. initiated the recall after an outside supplier, Specialty Commodities Inc., said parsley it distributed to the company could be tainted, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported.

Humans who handled the contaminated products could show symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Pets who eat the tainted food could become lethargic, and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

The products were sold in 24 states under the names Australian Blend, Bean Supreme, Caribbean Bounty, Gardenflora, Petite Hookbill, Schmitts Original, Basics Plus Finch and Basics Plus Parakeet,

They were packaged in foil bags, plastic jars and barrier film bags.

No other products are affected by the recall.

Customers who have purchased the products can call Goldenfeast at 800-344-6536 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday for information on how to return the product.

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