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RECALL ALERT: Wildwood Seed & Specialties Voluntarily Recalls Pet Bird And Small Pet Animal Food Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

October 25, 2012









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 withSalmonella.

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 and have the following “UPC”:

SLEEK & SALLY Diet Products UPC Codes

Lot Code Range:
2 lb. Bag 3 lb. Bag 4 lb. Bag 20 lb. Bag 25 lb. Bag 40 lb. Bag 16 oz. Jar 32 oz. Jar
Garden Conure 0-1253111602-0 N/A 0-1253111604-4 0-1253111620-4 N/A 0-12531-11640-2 N/A N/A
Garden Large Hookbill 0-1253113102-3 N/A 0-1253113104-7 0-1253113120-7 N/A 0-1253113140-5 N/A N/A
Garden Large Hookbill
No Sunflower
0-1253113202-0 N/A 0-1253113204-4 0-1253113220-4 N/A 0-1253113240-2 N/A N/A
Garden Parrot N/A 0-12531
N/A N/A 0-12531
Nutty Garden & Grain 0-1253115502-9 N/A 0-1253115504-3 0-1253115520-3 N/A 0-1253115540-1 N/A N/A
Garden Macaw 0-1253115602-6 N/A 0-1253115604-0 0-1253115620-0 N/A 0-1253115640-8 N/A N/A
Garden Complete Pellet 0-1253115702-3 N/A 0-1253115704-7 0-1253115720-7 N/A 0-1253115740-5 N/A N/A
Fortified Large Hookbill 0-1253111402-6 N/A 0-1253111404-0 0-1253111420-0 N/A 0-1253111440-8 N/A N/A
Fortified Large Hookbill
No Sunflower
0-1253111502-3 N/A 0-1253111504-7 0-1253111520-7 N/A 0-1253111540-5 N/A N/A
Fortified Parrot N/A N/A 0-1253113003-3 N/A 0-12531
Fruit Veggie Nut Treat 0-1253114302-6 N/A 0-1253114304-0 0-1253114320-0 N/A N/A 0-1253114316-3 0-1253114332-3
Garden Small Animal 0-1253113902-9 N/A 0-1253113904-3 0-1253113920-3 N/A 0-1253113940-1 N/A N/A
Garden Guinea Pig/Rabbit 0-1253113502-1 N/A 0-1253113504-5 0-1253113520-5 N/A 0-1253113540-3 N/A N/A
Small Animal 0-1253112902-0 N/A 0-1253112904-4 0-1253112920-4 N/A 0-1253112940-2 N/A N/A

N/A – Product is not manufactured for this size container.

Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.

As a result of Sunland Inc. announcing a voluntary extension of the ongoing recall of peanut butter and other nut butter products produced in their Peanut Butter Plant to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in their separate Peanut Processing Plant due to possible health risk on Oct 12, 2012, Wildwood Seed & Specialties is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of their Sleek and Sassy brand bird and small animal foods that contain raw in-shell peanuts from Sunland’s Peanut Processing Plant. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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:

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.


Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.


Please note:  Handling Salmonella can be dangerous to pets and humans. Please review these Food Handling instructions to properly handle and dispose of contaminated items.


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