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Reference Desk October 2012

Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 26, 2012 – On September 27, 2012, Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of ZuPreem FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods for medium/large birds and for large birds with use by date codes of 11/30/13 or 11/13 and lot numbers 598405052 or 598405072. The recall is being conducted due to the product containing the combination of exceedingly high calcium levels, low phosphorus, and high vitamin D concentration resulting in a significant health risk to the birds. Consumption of food from these particular lots may make birds sick and, in some cases, may be fatal. Symptoms include decreased activity level or appetite, increase in water consumption or watery droppings. Customers whose birds exhibit these symptoms should immediately contact their veterinarian.

    The two voluntarily recalled lots are 598405052 and 598405072. The lot and expiration dates by sku, are listed below:

    SKU

    Net Weight

    Description

    UPC

    “Use By”

    Lot Code

    83020

    2 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds

    762177830209

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405052

    83030

    3.5 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds

    762177830308

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405052

    83120

    12 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds

    762177831206

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405052

    83170

    17.5 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds

    762177831701

    Best By 11/13

    598405052

    83350

    35 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds

    762177833507

    Best By 11/13

    598405052

    84020

    2   lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds

    762177840208

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405072

    84030

    3.5 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds

    762177840307

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405072

    84120

    12 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds

    762177841205

    Use By 11/30/13

    598405072

    84170

    17.5 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds

    762177841700

    Best By 11/13

    598405072

    84350

    35 lbs.

    ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds

    762177843506

    Best By 11/13

    598405072

    The products were shipped by the company between the dates of 5/21/12 and 8/23/12 for distribution nationwide through pet retailers, veterinary clinics, on line pet supply merchants and to breeders, and zoological parks.

    Consistent with this voluntary recall, the company is reminding bird owners to check the expiration dates and lot numbers of any product they may still have in their possession. Consumers should dispose of any remaining food and return the packaging to the store where they purchased it for replacement or refund.

    The issue was discovered as a result of product testing,

    For additional information, interested parties should contact the ZuPreem Customer Service line at 1-800-345-4767 (Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Central Time) or visit the ZuPreem website at www.zupreem.com/fruitblendvoluntaryrecall.

    Source: FDA

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