Small Animal and Bird Food and Treat Vendor Responses
January 19, 2009
Dear Kaytee Sales Team:
As you may have already heard through the media, there is an industry notification of a
product recall on Peanut Butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, Blakely,
To assist with questions you may receive regarding this recall and any connections to Kaytee
Pet and Wild Bird products please find the following statement:
Kaytee Products, Inc. does not use Peanut Butter or Peanut Paste as an ingredient in
the products we manufacture nor do we purchase ingredients from the manufacturer,
Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Blakely, GA. Pet and Wild Bird products
manufactured and sold by Kaytee Products, Inc. are not involved in the Peanut Butter
recall and are safe to use.
If you have any questions about this information please let me know.
Katherine R. Schneider
Technical Services Manager
Central Avian & Small Animal SBU
1-800-669-9580, ext. 253
January 19, 2009
RE: Peanut Butter Recall
The current recall for peanut butter issued by King Nut Companies is for product
distributed under the King Nut and Parnell’s Pride brands and manufactured by Peanut
Corporation of America.
Lafeber Company suppliers of peanuts and peanut butter are not involved in this recall
and no product we receive from our suppliers is involved with the recall in any way.
If you have any questions regarding this issue please feel free to contact me.
(800) 842 6445
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT VITAKRAFT SUNSEED
COMPANY, INC. DOES NOT PURCHASE ANY PEANUTS OR PEANUT BUTTER
PRODUCTS FROM PEANUT CORPORATION OF AMERICA. ALL OF VITAKRAFT
SUNSEED, INC. PEANUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER INGREDIENTS EITHER
COME FROM KNOWN SOURCES FREE FROM SALMONELLA IN THE UNITED
STATES OR FROM SOURCES IN GERMANY OR ARGENTINA.
As with all Vitakraft Sunseed products, we will continue to monitor our incoming
peanuts for Quality Control and for Salmonella as well. As of to date, all tests for
Salmonella have been negative as tested by independent laboratories.
VITAKRAFT SUNSEED COMPANY, INC.
RON REID, Zoologist/Nutritionist
TITLE: DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Sunseed makes Nature’s Café products
Oxbow, Zupreem and Roudybush all contain no peanuts or peanut products. The Marshalls
treats we carry also contain no peanuts or peanut products.
Supreme has provided us a letter from their laboratories showing negative test results for