Pity the poor company that was unfortunate to have purchased their peanuts from Sunland Industries.
As you know, Sunland’s Salmonella tainted peanuts, sold to virtually hundreds of manufacturers and made into thousands and thousands of products for humans and animals, prompted the largest recall in poor peanut’s history.
The massive recall of peanut products manufactured at Sunland began Sept. 24, 2012, and affected countless products in the human and animal food sectors. Other pet products linked to the recall include Yoghund Organic Banana & Peanut Butter frozen yogurt dog treats from TBD Brand, and jarred Dogsbutter, a peanut butter spread just for dogs from Dog for Dog.
On Tuesday, the latest pet food company to get snared in the peanut recall was a little company out of Oregon, Wildwood Seed & Specialties of MyParrotFood.com, that make the Sleek & Sassy brand nutritional diets for exotic birds and small pet animals which contain raw in-shell peanuts recalled by Sunland due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
While the Sleek &Sassy products being recalled were primarily distributed in Washington and Oregon, it is possible that the products could have been sold online and delivered anywhere.
Following are the affected products of the Sleek & Sassy brand pet bird food for budgies, parakeets, canaries, finches, small hookbills, cockatiels, dove & quail, lovebirds, conures, lories, large hookbills, parrots, cockatoos and macaws and selected Sleek & Sassy brand small pet animal food products for gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits and rats:
- Small Animal
- Garden Guinea Pig/Rabbit
- Garden Small Animal
- Fruit Veggie Nut Treat
- Fortified Parrot
- Fortified Large Hookbill No Sunflower
- Fortified Large Hookbill
- Garden Complete Pellet
- Garden Macaw
- Nutty Garden & Grain
- Garden Parrot
- Garden Large Hookbill
- Garden Large Hookbill No Sunflower
- Garden Conure
The Sleek and Sassy products affected by this recall are identified with the manufacturing codes 01148 through 01241. For a full list of the products with UPC Codes and the additional identification of the recalled products, visit the FDA.gov site to read the complete recall notice.
It goes without saying that consumers who have purchased the recalled Sleek & Sassy brands are urged to stop feeding them immediately and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call the manufacturer at 541-847-6126 from 10:00 AM to 4 PM PST Monday through Friday.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Salmonella infection can pose a serious health risk to very young, frail, elderly or immune compromised humans and animals.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some, or all, of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
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.
It is important to remember that infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
The original recall initiated by Sunland, on September 24, 2012, has since expanded a number basis since that time to include peanut butter and nut butter products product dating back to 2010.
An extension of the Sunland recall as a result of the ongoing FDA investigation led to the inclusion of raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts.
As a result, Wildwood Seed & Specialties is recalling selected bird and small animal foods that contain raw in-shell peanuts from Sunland’s peanut processing plant.
The most current information regarding confirmed Salmonella illnesses due to infection associated with the Sunland’s recall is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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