Premium Nutritional Products Announces Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

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.

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