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FDA: Kaytee Recalls Wild Bird Food Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

Glenn Polyn//March 21, 2023//

FDA: Kaytee Recalls Wild Bird Food Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

Glenn Polyn //March 21, 2023//

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that Katee Products Inc is voluntarily recalling one lot of Kaytee Wild Bird Food Birders’ Blend, 8-pound bag, UPC 0 71859 02711 1, Lot Number PennPak1 102022 933, best buy date of 041224, due to potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin above the acceptable limit.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to wild birds if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with this product to date and no other Kaytee products are affected.

This is a voluntary recall being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

No adverse health effects have been reported with respect to the affected wild bird product at this time. However, Kaytee Products Inc. has chosen to issue a voluntary recall of this product in furtherance of its commitment to the quality and safety of its products.

On March 13, 2023, the Georgia Department of Agriculture notified Kaytee Products Inc. that after conducting a routine laboratory analysis of the product, Lot PennPak1 102022 933 located on the bottom right corner of the front of the 8-pound  bags of Kaytee Wild Bird Food Birder’s Blend was found to contain elevated levels of Aflatoxin.

The products affected by this announcement are:




Lot No.

Best by

Kaytee Wild Bird Food Birders’ Blend 8 lb 0 71859 02711 1 PennPak1

The affected wild bird product was packaged in clear plastic bags and shipped to ACE Hardware Distribution Centers in AL, FL, and GA, which service neighborhood hardware stores in the Southeastern United States. Retailers who received the affected wild bird product have been contacted and asked to pull them from their inventory and shelves.