Company Recalls Bacteria-Tainted Bird Food

A Kentucky-based manufacturer is voluntarily recalling 20-pound bags of bird food after tests revealed the presence of Salmonella bacteria.

A statement released Tuesday said tests conducted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Food and Drug
Protection Division revealed the problem with Wild Birds Unlimited Wildlife Blend, made by Burkmann Feeds.

The bags carry the manufacturing date code of 81132200291608124.

The bird food is sold exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited.

The department initiated an investigation after salmonellosis was found in dead wild birds throughout North Carolina.

The department is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine the source of contamination.

Officials advise consumers to throw out the bird food, avoid touching unsealed bags and wash their hands thoroughly if they do touch unsealed bags.

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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 10, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    I would be willing to bet that it is one of 2 scenarios in this case. Either the food contained peanuts from the plant that has recently closed, OR either all of the birdfood, or some of it's ingredients came from Commie China. The truth will come out.

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