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Animal Attraction: Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods Announced

Animal Attraction:  Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods Announced

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:52 AM

On September 27, 2012, Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of ZuPreem FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods for medium/large birds and for large birds with use by date codes of 11/30/13 or 11/13 and lot numbers 598405052 or 598405072. The recall is being conducted due to the product containing the combination of exceedingly high calcium levels, low phosphorus, and high vitamin D concentration resulting in a significant health risk to the birds. Consumption of food from these particular lots may make birds sick and, in some cases, may be fatal. Symptoms include decreased activity level or appetite, increase in water consumption or watery droppings. Customers whose birds exhibit these symptoms should immediately contact their veterinarian.

The two voluntarily recalled lots are 598405052 and 598405072. The lot and expiration dates by sku, are listed below:
 
SKU-83020
Net Weight-2 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
UPC-762177830209
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405052
 
SKU-83030
Net Weight-3.5 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
UPC-762177830308
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405052
 
SKU-83120
Net Weight-12 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
UPC-762177831206
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405052
 
SKU-83170
Net Weight-17.5 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
UPC-762177831701
Best By 11/13
Lot Code-598405052
 
SKU-83350
Net Weight-35 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
UPC-762177833507
Best By 11/13
Lot Code-598405052
 
SKU-84020
Net Weight-2   lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
UPC-762177840208
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405072
 
SKU-84030
Net Weight-3.5 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
UPC-762177840307
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405072
 
SKU-84120
Net Weight-12 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
UPC-762177841205
Use By 11/30/13
Lot Code-598405072
 
SKU-84170
Net Weight-17.5 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
UPC-762177841700
Best By 11/13
Lot Code-598405072
 
SKU-84350
Net Weight-35 lbs.
Description-ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
UPC-762177843506
Best By 11/13
Lot Code-598405072

The products were shipped by the company between the dates of 5/21/12 and 8/23/12 for distribution nationwide through pet retailers, veterinary clinics, on line pet supply merchants and to breeders, and zoological parks.

Consistent with this voluntary recall, the company is reminding bird owners to check the expiration dates and lot numbers of any product they may still have in their possession. Consumers should dispose of any remaining food and return the packaging to the store where they purchased it for replacement or refund.

The issue was discovered as a result of product testing,

For additional information, interested parties should contact the ZuPreem Customer Service line at 1-800-345-4767 (Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Central Time) or visit the ZuPreem website at www.zupreem.com/fruitblendvoluntaryrecall.

SOURCE and LINK:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

 

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