Goldenfest recalls bird food for possible salmonella contamination

Published On: Aug 28 2013 10:27:25 AM EDT
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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.

On Feb. 11, 2013 Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to Goldenfeast® Inc. and other pet food manufacturers because the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 

Specialty Commodities distributed the product to Goldenfeast® Inc. on May 17, 2012. No human or pet illnesses have been reported. 

Goldenfeast® Inc. is initiating this recall in accordance with FDA guidelines.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Virginia and Canada.

No other Goldenfeast® Inc. products are affected by this voluntary recall. Customers who have purchased any of the products listed below are urged to contact Goldenfeast® at 800-344-6536 between the hours and 9 am and 5 pm. EST, Monday through Friday, for instruction on product return.

 Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and humans may be at risk from handling contaminated pet products. 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.

Listed below are the Product Name and the Best If Used Before Code (Day/Month/Year)
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).

Product NameUPC CodeSizeBest If Used By (day/month/year)
(This information appears on the UPC bar code label)
Australian Blend74191916762932 lb. Bulk BagMay 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Australian Blend74191916562513 lb. Mini BulkMay 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Australian Blend74191916362164 oz. Super SizeMay 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Australian Blend74191916462825 oz. Barrier BagMay 31, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Bean Supreme74191916775932 lb. Bulk BagJuly 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Bean Supreme74191916575510 lb. Mini BulkJuly 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Bean Supreme74191916375164 oz. Super SizeJuly 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Bean Supreme74191916475823 oz. Barrier BagJuly 31, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Caribbean Bounty74191916772832 lb. Bulk BagJuly 31, 2013 through September 30,2013
Caribbean Bounty74191916572411 lb. Mini BulkJuly 31,2013 through September 30, 2013
Caribbean Bounty74191916372064 oz. Super SizeJuly 31, 2013 through September 30,2013
Caribbean Bounty74191916472725 oz. Barrier BagJuly 31,2013 through September 30, 2013
Gardenflora74191916768112 lb. Bulk BagJuly 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Gardenflora7419191656874 lb. Mini BulkJuly 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Gardenflora4191916368323 oz. Super SizeJuly 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Gardenflora7419191646809 oz. Barrier BagJuly 31, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Petite Hookbill74191916760532 lb. Bulk BagJune 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Petite Hookbill74191916560112 lb. Mini BulkJune 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Petite Hookbill74191916360764 oz. Super SizeJune 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Petite Hookbill74191916460425 oz. Barrier BagJune 30, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Schmitts Original74191916786532 lb. Bulk BagJuly 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Schmitts Original74191916586113 lb. Mini BulkJuly 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Schmitts Original74191916386764 oz. Super SizeJuly 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Schmitts Original74191916486425 oz. Barrier BagJuly 31, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Basics Plus Finch74191916792640 lb. Bulk BagAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Finch74191916592213 lb. Mini BulkAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Finch74191916392880 oz. Super SizeAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Finch74191916492532 oz. Barrier BagAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Parakeet74191916793340 lb. Bulk BagAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Parakeet74191916593913 lb. Mini BulkAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Parakeet74191916393572 oz. Super SizeAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014
Basics Plus Parakeet74191916493232 oz. Barrier BagAugust 31,2013 through February28,2014

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