RECALL: Exotics Feed Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Risk

April 17, 2018
American Veterinarian Staff

One lot of this sugar glider pet food has been recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc., a pet food and treat manufacturer based in Weston, Ohio, has recalled 1 lot of its Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The recalled lot has the following attributes:

  • 28-oz bag
  • UPC Number: 87535-20060
  • Lot Number: 271391
  • Expiration Date: 12/20/19
  • Distributed to California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas; and to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Pet owners who have handled the affected products are considered to be at risk for Salmonella infection and should seek medical help if they develop symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, or headache. Similarly, veterinary care should be sought for pets that show any of these signs. All contaminated materials should be washed thoroughly.

No pet or human illnesses due to the recalled product have been reported to date.

“The health and happiness of our customers and their animal companions is always our top priority,” Vitakraft Sun Seed President and CEO Brent Weinmann said. “We initiated our recall procedure as soon as we were notified of this issue so we could make sure pet owners were informed.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return the sugar glider food to the place of purchase for a full refund. For further questions, consumers can contact Vitakraft Sun Seed at 800-221-6175.