Sunland is recalling more pet food due to Salmonella.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 23, 2012 – Wildwood Seed & Specialties, Monroe, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of their Sleek and Sassy brand bird and small animal foods that contain raw in-shell peanuts. These products contain peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
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.
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. 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.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Wildwood Seed & Specialties is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.
The potentially affected lots of Sleek and Sassy brand pet foods were distributed to retail pet food stores in Oregon and Washington, primarily through pet specialty retailers.
The Sleek and Sassy products are sold in plastic bags/jars and paper bags. The products affected by this recall are identified with the manufacturing codes 01148 through 01241.
The original recall initiated by Sunland, Inc., on September 24, 2012, included Peanut Butter and other Nut Butter products produced in a separate building from where raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts are processed. The extension to include their Peanut Processing Plant is the result of the continued investigation by Sunland and FDA. Sunland has ceased the production and distribution of all products from both its Peanut Butter Plant and its Peanut Processing Plant while FDA and Sunland continue their investigation. No consumer illnesses from raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts from their Peanut Processing Plant have been reported to date. The most current information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regarding confirmed illnesses is available at their website: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/brediney-09-12/index.html
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Sleek & Sassy brand are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call 541-847-6126 from 10:00 AM to 4 PM PST Monday through Friday.SEE THE FDA NOTICE FOR THE PRODUCT NAMES, LOT CODES, ETC.