Carlisle, Pa. grocery chain, Giant Foods, has announced the recall of two Kaytee bird treat products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, according to a store recall notice Feb. 20.
The affected products in this recall include Kaytee’s Parakeet Honey Treat Value Pack – 7 oz. with a UPC of 7185955027 and Kaytee Parakeet Honey Stick in 3.5 oz. packaging.
The Giant recall stems from a recall issued by Kaytee Products Tuesday. Kaytee recalled numerous products due to the possiblity of salmonella contamination from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier.
Kaytee has had no positive salmonella results in finished products at this time. There have been no pet or human illnesses at this time.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Pet owners should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with these products and clean any surfaces that were exposed.
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 healthcare provider.
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 veterinarian.
Customers who have purchased the affected products are asked to discard any unused portions and bring their receipt to Giant for a full refund.
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