Voluntary Recall of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

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On September 27, 2012, Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of ZuPreem FruitBlendTM 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.

Information taken from the FDA.

Published on October 29, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Products,Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized