Canadian Recall: Various Golden feast Inc. Bird Food


Starting date:
September 9, 2013

Posting date:
September 9, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-35517

Affected products

Various Goldenfeast® Inc. Exotic Bird Food Blends

Product description

This recall involves the following bird food products manufactured by Goldenfeast® Inc.

Listed below are the Product Names and the Best If Used Before Code (Day/Month/Year) which appears on the UPC label. Only the products with the listed Best if Used By dates are affected.

All sizes of each listed product are affected- Bulk (Large Foil Bags), Mini Bulk (Medium Size Foil Bags), Super Size (Plastic Jars) and Barrier Bag Containers (Barrier Film Bags).

Products affected by this recall:( Product Name UPC Size Best If Used By (day/month/year)
Australian Blend 741919167629 32 lb. Bulk Bag May 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Australian Blend 741919165625 13 lb. Mini Bulk May 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Australian Blend 741919163621 64 oz. Super Size May 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Australian Blend 741919164628 25 oz. Barrier Bag May 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Bean Supreme 741919167759 32 lb. Bulk Bag July 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013

Bean Supreme 741919165755 10 lb. Mini Bulk July 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013

Bean Supreme 741919163751 64 oz. Super Size July 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013

Bean Supreme 741919164758 23 oz. Barrier Bag July 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013

Caribbean Bounty 741919167728 32 lb. Bulk Bag July 31, 2013 through September 30, 2013

Caribbean Bounty 741919165724 11 lb. Mini Bulk July 31, 2013 through September 30, 2013

Caribbean Bounty 741919163720 64 oz. Super Size July 31, 2013 through September 30, 2013

Caribbean Bounty 741919164727 25 oz. Barrier Bag July 31, 2013 through September 30, 2013

Gardenflora 741919167681 12 lb. Bulk Bag July 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Gardenflora 741919165687 4 lb. Mini Bulk July 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Gardenflora 741919163683 23 oz. Super Size July 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Gardenflora 741919164680 9 oz. Barrier Bag July 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Petite Hookbill 741919167605 32 lb. Bulk Bag June 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Petite Hookbill 741919165601 12 lb. Mini Bulk June 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Petite Hookbill 741919163607 64 oz. Super Size June 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Petite Hookbill 741919164604 25 oz. Barrier Bag June 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Schmitt's Original 741919167865 32 lb. Bulk Bag July 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013

Schmitt's Original 741919165861 13 lb. Mini Bulk July 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013

Schmitt's Original 741919163867 64 oz. Super Size July 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013

Schmitt's Original 741919164864 25 oz. Barrier Bag July 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013

Basics Plus Finch 741919167926 40 lb. Bulk Bag August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Finch 741919165922 13 lb. Mini Bulk August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Finch 741919163928 80 oz. Super Size August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Finch 741919164925 32 oz. Barrier Bag August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Parakeet 741919167933 40 lb. Bulk Bag August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Parakeet 741919165939 13 lb. Mini Bulk August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Parakeet 741919163935 72 oz. Super Size August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Basics Plus Parakeet 741919164932 32 oz. Barrier Bag August 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014


Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Goldenfeast® Inc., is recalling several exotic bird food blends due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Goldenfeast® Inc. by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Goldenfeast® Inc.

Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling their pets or their pet's food or feces.

Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

sudden onset of fever
headache
stomach cramps
diarrhea
vomiting

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet, Salmonella and pets.

Neither Health Canada nor Goldenfeast® Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled bird food products.
Number sold

Approximately 61 units of recalled bird food products have been distributed in Canada.
Time period sold

The recalled pet food products were sold from June 2012 to February 2013.
Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.
Companies

Manufacturer
Goldenfeast® Incorporated
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge)
Australian Blend (left) and Bean Supreme (right)
Caribbean Bounty (left) and Gardenflora Blend (right)
Petite Hookbill (left) and Schmitt's Original (right)
Basics Plus Finch(left) and Basics Plus Parakeet (right)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using any of the recalled Goldenfeast® Inc. bird food products identified above, and return them to Goldenfeast® Inc. for replacement. Customers are urged to contact Goldenfeast® Inc. at 1-800-344-6536 between the hours and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, for instruction on product return.

Consumers are advised to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after feeding, handling or cleaning up after pets. Clean surfaces that come into contact with pet food or ill pets.

For more information, consumers may contact Goldenfeast® Inc. customer support at 1-800-344-6536 between the hours and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday