Kaytee Wild Bird Food Being Recalled Due To A Specific Elevated Ingredient

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There is an active recall on a specific bird food all because of a highly elevated ingredient. Find out what food and what is the problem.

Kaytee Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Kaytee® Wild Bird Food Birders’ Blend, 8 lb. bag, With the UPC code of 0 71859 02711 1, and the Lot Number PennPak1 102022 933, best buy date of 041224, due to potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin above the acceptable limit.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to wild birds if consumed in significant quantities.

No illnesses have been reported in association with this product to date and no other Kaytee products are affected.

The affected wild bird product was packaged in clear plastic bags and shipped to ACE Hardware Distribution Centers in AL, FL, and GA, which service neighborhood hardware stores in the Southeastern United States. Retailers who received the affected wild bird product have been contacted and asked to pull them from their inventory and shelves.

No adverse health effects have been reported with respect to the affected wild bird product at this time. However, Kaytee Products Inc. has chosen to issue a voluntary recall of this product in furtherance of its commitment to the quality and safety of its products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled wild bird product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kaytee Customer Service:
1-800-KAYTEE1 (1-800-529-8331), Monday through Friday, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm CST.

No other information is available at this time.

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