Merit Bird Company, LLC has recalled a number of bird feed products distributed through retailers in Southern California due to potential Salmonella risk. These products with the accompanying lot codes are subject to recall:

  • Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 2lbs (#2840081)
  • Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 4lbs (#2840090)
  • Vitae Small Hookbill 4lbs (#2840225)
  • Vitae Small Hookbill 20lbs (#2840234)
  • Vitae Hookbill with Sunflower 4lbs (#2840252)
  • Vitae Large Hookbill 4lbs (#2840279)

These products were shipped between May 2012 and February 2013. Humans may contract Salmonella by handling contaminated animal feed. “This recall was the result of a routine testing performed by Specialty Commodities, which revealed that the finished products, which include parsley that is on recall from Specialty Commodities, contain Salmonella,” a recall notice read. “The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.”