Peanut product recall continues with additional bird suet products
The Scotts Company LLC announced on March 23 an expansion of the voluntary wild bird food suet recall. The expanded voluntary recall will include an additional seven (7) varieties of wild bird food suet products and additional manufacturing date codes of the five (5) varieties previously recalled. These additional products may contain peanut meal from the Peanut Corporation of America's ("PCA") facilities in either Texas or Virginia, and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Due to this expanded recall, Scotts has requested that its retailers, distributors, sub-distributors, and distributors' retailers recall the affected products with the lot codes specifically set forth below, forward all recall communications down the distribution chain, remove these products from retail shelves or warehouses, and return them to Scotts. In addition, Scotts has again requested that those parties that sell the affected products respond to consumer questions by telling them to throw the product away, avoid touching unsealed product with bare hands, and wash their hands thoroughly after touching unsealed product.
At this time, Scotts has not received any reports of illness involving its products that may contain PCA peanut meal, and it is no longer obtaining or using any peanut products from PCA-owned facilities. Nonetheless, Scotts announced the expanded recall of the following products manufactured between May 13, 2008 and February 8, 2009, with the specific manufacturing date codes below: