Scotts Bird food, Morning Song, Killed my birds.

Last month the EPA made Scotts recall ILLIGAL pesticides. From the EPA:

EPA ordered Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., located in Marysville, Ohio to stop selling and distributing four pesticide products. Two of these products are illegal because they were never registered with EPA and display invalid registration numbers on the labels. The other two products are currently registered with EPA. However, Scotts sold and distributed these products before they were registered, which is a violation of federal law. The labels on these two products make false or misleading claims or fail to provide adequate safety instructions to protect people and the environment.

And Now from FDA:

RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINE – CLASS III

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PRODUCT
1) Deer Corn (Straight Seed) packed in 25, 40 and 50 LB polywoven bags identified
with the following brand names: Academy; Morning Song; Moultrie; Remington/
Wild Game Innovations; Shelled Corn (No brand name listed) and Southern Grain,
Recall # V-114-2008;
2) ACO brand Promo Wild Bird Blend packed in 20 LB polywoven bags,
Recall # V-115-2008;
3) Andersons Bird Mix packed in 20 LB and 50 LB polywoven bags,
Recall # V-116-2008;
4) Sunflower Chips, medium/fine identified as follows: Blended Chips (No brand name
Listed) 50 LB polywoven bags; Fine Chips (no brand name listed) packed in 50 LB
polywoven bags; and Morning Song Hearts & Chips 5.5 LB/9 size packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-117-2008;
5) Century Resources Wild Bird Food Bell 16 oz/32 oz. packed in plastic shrink wrap,
Recall # V-118-2008;
6) Morning Song Deer and Turkey Mini Block packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-119-2008;
7) Black Oil Sunflower distributed under the following brand names and package sizes:
Harris Teeter Black (Sunflower) Oil packed in 10 LB/5 and 5 LB/6 plastic bags;
Meijer Black Oil Sunflower Seed packed in 10 LB/5 and 20 LB plastic and/or
polywoven bags; Morning Song Black (sunflower) Oil, straight seed, packaged
2 LB/20; 5 LB/6; 5 LB/6 ACO; 10 LB/5 ACO; 20 LB; 20 LB/42; 25 LB; 25 LB TRL;
50 LB; and 50 LB/28, in plastic or polywoven bags; Nutriplan Black (sunflower) Oil
(Straight Seed) 10 LB/5 packed in plastic bags; and Publix Black Oil 2 LB/20 packed
in plastic bags, Recall # V-120-2008;
8) Harris Teeter Red Bird Feed packed in 7 LB/5 plastic bags, Recall # V-121-2008;
9) Harris Teeter Wild Bird Food 5 LB/5, 10 LB/5, and 20 LB plastic bags and/or
polywoven bags, Recall # V-122-2008;
10) Country Pride Suet identified as: Meijer Natural Suet 11 oz/12 ; Morning Song
High Energy Suet, sizes: 24 CT; 11 oz/12: 11 oz/24; and 22 oz/12, packed in plastic
trays with labels; Morning Song Year-Round Sue, sizes: 10 PK Mini Palle; 10
PK/4; 11.75 oz/12; 11.75 oz/24 packed in cardboard boxes and/or in plastic trays
with label; .Royal Wing All Season Suet 12 CT packed in plastic trays with labels;
Royal Wing High Energy Suet, 12 CT packed in plastic trays with labels; and
Squirrel-Free Suet 11.75 oz/12 packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-123-2008;
11) Meijer Natural Wild Bird Food packed 10 LB/5; 20 LB; and 40 LB in plastic and
polywoven bags, Recall # V-124-2008;
12) Striped Sunflower products as follows: Morning Song Striped Sunflower food
(Straight Seed), sizes: 5 LB/5; 10 LB/4 ACO: 10 LB/4; 20 LB; 40 LB; and 40 LB
ACO, packed in plastic or polywoven bags; and Meijer Striped Sunflower Seed
packed in 10 LB/4 plastic bags, Recall # V-125-2008;
13) Morning Song Apple Crisp (Suet) Dough, 12CT packed in plastic trays w/labels,
Recall # V-126-2008;
14) Morning Song Backyard Songbird packed in 40 LB boxes packed in boxes with
individual plastic bags, Recall # V-127-2008;
15) Morning Song Black (Sunflower) Oil Bell packed 10 oz/12 (Pressed Seed) packed
in plastic shrink wrap, Recall # V-128-2008;
16) Morning Song Birdwatchers’ Blend packed 4.5 LB/4; 7 LB/6; 8 LB/5; 9 LB/5;
12 LB/4; and18 LB/3 in plastic bags, Recall # V-129-2008;
17) Birdwatchers Pressed Seed – products as follows: Morning Song Birdwatchers’
Bar packed 13 oz/6; in plastic bags; Morning Song Birdwatchers’ Bell packed
10 oz/12 in plastic shrink wrap; Morning Song Birdwatcher Mini-Snack (Pressed
Seed) 8 oz/12 packed in plastic bags; and Morning Song Birdwatchers’ Snack,
2 LB/4 packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-130-2008;
18) Morning Song Birdwatchers’ Ready Feeder (Blend) packed in plastic tubes,
Recall # V-131-2008;
19) Morning Song Birdwatchers’ Suet (Suet/Dough) packed 10.75 oz/12; and
10.75 oz/24 in plastic trays with labels; and Scotts Multi-Bird Suet 10.75 oz/12
packed in plastic trays with labels, Recall # V-132-2008;
20) Morning Song Berry Punch Suet (Suet/Dough) 11.7 5 oz/12; and 11.75 oz/24
packed in plastic trays with labels, Recall # V-133-2008;
21) Morning Song Bug Fest (Blend) 5 LB/4 CDN; 5 LB/4 SPAN; 9 LB/5; and 9 LB/6
sizes packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-134-2008;
22) Morning Song Chickadee & Nuthatcher (Blended) food in 3 LB/12 size plastic bags,
Recall # V-135-2008;
23) Morning Song Cherry Delight (Blend) in 3.5 LB/4 and 8.5 LB plastic bags,
Recall # V-136-2008;
24) Morning Song Cherry Pie Dough, 12 CT (Suet/Dough) packed in plastic trays with
labels, Recall # V-137-2008;
25) Morning Song Clean & Free (Blend) 5 LB/10: 10 LB/5; and 18 LB packed in
plastic bags, Recall # V-138-2008;
26) Morning Song Country Pride -ACO (Blend) in sizes: 4 LB/14; 4 LB/440; 5 LB/10;
10 LB/5; 10 LB/144; 20 LB; 20 LB VAR; 23 LB; and 50 LB packed in plastic
and/or polywoven bags, Recall # V-139-2008;
27) Morning Song Cracked Corn (Straight Seed) in 4 LB/12; 5 LB/8; 5 LB8 ACO;
25 LB; and 50 LB sizes packed in plastic and/or polywoven bags,
Recall # V-140-2008;
28) Morning Song Cardinal Food (Blend) in 3.5 LB/10; 5 LB/8; 7 LB/5; 20 LB; and
40 LB sizes and packed in plastic or polywoven bags, Recall # V-141-2008;
29) Morning Song Cardinal Snack (Pressed Seed) 1.75 LB/4 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-142-2008;
30) Morning Song Deluxe Wild Bird Food (Blend) 10 LB/5; 20 LB; and 40 LB sizes
packed in plastic or polywoven bags, Recall # V-143-2008;
31) Morning Song Dough-Nut (Suet/Dough) 12 CT packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-144-2008;
32) Morning Song Dove food (Blend) 7 LB/6 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-145-2008;
33) Morning Song Dove Block (Pressed Seed) 4.5 LB/2 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-146-2008;
34) Morning Song Ear Corn (Straight Seed) 6.5 LB/156 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-147-2008;
35) Morning Song Fall & Winter Blend in 18 LB; and 18 LB/3 sizes packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-148-2008;
36) Morning Song Finch Sock (Sock) Shipper packed in plastic bags; and Scotts
Finch & Small Songbird Sock Feeder 13 oz/10, packed in plastic tubes,
Recall # V-149-2008;
37) Morning Song Finch W/Canola Seed (Blend) 5 LB/8 size packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-150-2008;
38) Morning Song Finch & Chips (Blend), sizes: 5 LB/4 CDN; 5 LB/4 SPAN; 9 LB/6;
and 9 LB/5 packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-151-2008;
39) Morning Song Fruit, Berry & Nut (Blend) sizes: 7 LB/5; 7 LB/36; 7 LB/6; and
15 LB/3, packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-152-2008;
40) Morning Song Gourmet Wild Bird Food, 10 LB/5; and 20 LB/3 packed in plastic
and/or polywoven bags, Recall # V-153-2008;
41) Morning Song Jazz Berry, sizes: 4.5 LB/4 CDN; 4.5 LB/4 SPAN, 9 and Smith &
Hawken Jazz Berry Jug, Recall # V-154-2008;
42) Morning Song Nutty Safari (Blend) sizes: 4.25 LB/4 CDN; 4.25 LB/4 SPAN;
9 LB/4; and Smith & Hawken Nutty Safari Jug (Blend) 6 LB/6, packed in plastic
jugs, Recall # V-155-2008;
43) Morning Song Nutty Safari Suet (Suet/Dough), sizes: 11 oz/12; 11 oz/24; and
Morning Song Nutty Safari Jumbo Suet, size: 24 oz/5. These products are packed
in plastic trays with labels, Recall # V-156-2008;
44) Morning Song Orange Slice Dough 12 CT (Suet/Dough) packed in plastic trays with
labels, Recall # V-157-2008;
45) Morning Song Peanuts (Straight Seed) 3 LB/6 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-158-2008;
46) Morning Song Pumpkin Delight10 LB/5 (Blend) and 4 LB/8 sizes, packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-159-2008;
47) Morning Song Pumpkin Party, sizes: 4.5 LB/8 and 4.5 LB/4 (Blend) packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-160-2008;
48) Morning Song Premium Wild Bird Food (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/10; 10 LB/5;
10 LB/144; 20 LB; 20 LB/1TRL; 20 LB/48; 40 LB. These items are packed in plastic
and/or polywoven bags, Recall # V-161-2008
CODE
All codes manufactured and shipped between 11/15/2005 and 3/12/2008 was subject to recall.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Scotts Miracle Gro, Canal Winchester, OH, by telephone on March 25, 2008, and by letters on March 26 and 27, 2008.
Manufacturer: The Scotts Company LLC, Doland, SD. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Animal food intended for feeding non-domestic birds and other wildlife species were found to have been treated with pesticides which were not labeled with instructions for approved use only on wild bird or wild animal products or on all of the individual components that might be present in such stored grain mixtures.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
61,019,671 units (includes totals for V-162/V-206-2008)
DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
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PRODUCT
1) Morning Song Raisin Crunch Suet (Suet/Dough), 11.75 oz/12 and 11.75 oz/24 sizes
packed in plastic trays with labels; and Scotts Multi-Bird Suet with Fruit and Nuts (Suet/Dough) 11.75 oz/12 packed in plastic trays with labels, Recall # V-162-2008;
2) Morning Song Safflower (Straight Seed), sizes: 7 LB/33 and 7 LB/6 packed in plastic
bags and Safflower (Straight Seed) sizes: 20 LB and 50 LB packed in polywoven
bags, Recall # V-163-2008;
3) Morning Song Safflower Snack, (Pressed Seed) sizes: 1.7 LB, Recall # V-164-2008;
4) Morning Song Sunflower Suet (Suet/Dough) 9 oz/12 packed in plastic trays with
labels, Recall # V-165-2008;
5) Morning Song Songbird food (Blend) , sizes: 7 LB/5 CDN; 7 LB/5; 14 LB/3 CDN;
and 14LB/3, packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-166-2008;
6) Morning Song Songbird Garden Box, 35 LB box packed in a box with individual
plastic bags, Recall # V-167-2008;
7) Morning Song Songbird Sock 8 oz/10, packed in plastic tubes, Recall # V-168-2008;
8) Woodpecker Pressed Seed – Products are as follows: Morning Song Snack and
Basket Combo/2 (Pressed Seed) packed in plastic shrink wrap; Morning Song Snack-
MMM’s in 13 0z/4 size packed in plastic bags; Morning Song Woodpecker Bar &
Basket/6 and Woodpecker Bar/6 Morning Song Woodpecker Snack 2 LB/4; and
Woodpecker Mini Snack 7.5 oz/12 packed in plastic bags; and Scotts Woodpecker
Snack (Pressed Seed) size 2 LB/4, placed in plastic bags, Recall # V-169-2008;
9) Morning Song Squirrel & Critter food (Blend), sizes: 5 LB/10; 10 LB/5; and 20 LB/3.
These products were packed in plastic or polywoven bags, Recall # V-170-2008;
10) Morning Song Squirrel & Critter Snack (Pressed Seed) 2.2 LB/4 size packed in
plastic bags, Recall # V-171-2008;
11) Morning Song Super Finch Bar (Pressed Seed) 14 oz/6 size packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-172-2008;
12) Morning Song Super Finch Food (Blend), sizes: 5 LB/8; and 10 LB/4 packed in
plastic bags and Smith & Hawken Super Finch Jug, Recall # V-173-2008;
13) Morning Song Super Finch Snack, 4 LB/2 (Pressed Seed) packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-174-2008;
14) Morning Song Supreme Basket (Blend) 20 LB, packed in plastic buckets,
Recall # V-175-2008;
15) Morning Song Trail Mix (Blend), sizes: 5 LB/8; 5 LB/50; 9 LB/4, packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-176-2008;
16) Morning Song Variety Suet (Suet/Dough) 3 PK/4 CDN; and Variety Suet W/Basket,
15 pack. These items are distributed in cardboard boxes and/or plastic trays with
labels, Recall # V-177-2008;
17) Morning Song Woodpecker food (Blend) 4 LB/10 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-178-2008;
18) Morning Song Woodpecker Suet (Suet/Dough) sizes: 24 Ct; 3 PK/4; 9.5 oz/12; 9.5
oz/24 packed in plastic trays with labels; and Scotts Woodpecker Suet (Suet/Dough)
9.5 oz/12 size packed in plastic trays with labels, Recall # V-179-2008;
19) Morning Song White Millet (Straight Seed) 10 LB/5 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-180-2008;
20) Morning Song Wild Bird Bell, sizes: 16 oz/12 and 6 PK/4 (Pressed Seed) packed in
plastic shrink wrap; Morning Song Wild Bird Snack 2 LB/4: and Morning Song
Wild Bird Mini-Snack 9 oz/12 packed in plastic bags or plastic shrink wrap,
Recall # V-181-2008;
21) Morning Song Wild Finch Food (Blend) sizes: 3 LB/14; 8 LB/6; and 10 LB/5,
packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-182-2008;
22) Morning Song Year-Round Wild Bird Food (Blend), sizes: 10 LB/5; 25 LB; 30 LB;
50 LB; and 55 LB, Recall # V-183-2008;
23) Nutriplan Wild Bird Food (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/10; 10 LB/5; and 20 LB packed in
plastic or polywoven bags, Recall # V-184-2008;
24) Peanut Pickouts (Straight Seed) 50 LB packed in polywoven bags,
Recall # V-185-2008;
25) Publix Red Bird food (Blend) 7 LB/5 packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-186-2008;
26) Publix Wild Bird Food (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/10; 10 LB/5 and 20 LB/3, packed in
plastic or polywoven bags, Recall # V-187-2008;
27) Purina Birdlovers’ Blend sizes: 25 LB and 50 LB polywoven bags,
Recall # V-188-2008;
28) Purina Regional Recipe (Blend) 25 LB and 50 LB sizes packed in polywoven bags,
Recall # V-189-2008;
29) Royal Wing Birdlovers Suet 12 CT (Suet/Dough) packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-190-2008;
30) Royal Wing Berry Suet (Suet/Dough) 12 CT, packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-191-2008;
31) Royal Wing Peanut Suet (Suet/Dough) 12 CT packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-192-2008;
32) Royal Wing Raisin Suet (Suet/Dough) packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-193-2008;
33) Royal Wing Sunflower Suet (Suet/Dough) packed in plastic trays with labels,
Recall # V-194-2008;
34) Royal Wing Woodpecker Suet (Suet/Dough) 12 CT packed in plastic trays with
labels, Recall # V-195-2008;
35) Scotts Gourmet Finch Blend (Blend) 5 LB/6 packed in plastic bags, Recall #
V-196-2008;
36) Scotts Seed Fruit & Berry (Blend) 5 LB/6 packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-197-2008;
37) Scotts No-Mess Patio Blend 5.5 LB/6 and No-Mess Patio Blend WBF 24 LB/1,
(Blend) packed in plastic bags and 11 LB/4, Recall # V-198-2008;
38) Scotts Songbird Selection No-Mess Patio food (Blend) 11 LB/4, packed in plastic
bags, Recall # V-199-2008;
39) Scotts Songbird Selection Finch & Small Songbirds (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/6; 6 LB/5;
10 LB/4; 12 LB/4, packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-200-2008;
40) Scotts Songbird Selections Multi-Bird (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/44; 5 LB/6; 6 LB/6; 10
LB/4; 12 LB/4; and 18 LB/3, packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-201-2008;
41) Scotts Songbird Selections Multi-Bird Fruit & Nut (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/6; 6 LB/6;
10 LB/4; 12 LB/4, packed in plastic bags, Recall # V-202-2008;
42) Scotts Songbird Selections No-Mess Patio (Blend) sizes: 5.5 LB/6; 6.5 LB/6;
and 13 LB/4, packed in plastic bags (*distribution amount includes 07 and 08
product formulations which vary slightly in some non-key ingredients),
Recall # V-203-2008;
43) Scotts Ultimate Songbird (Blend) sizes: 5 LB/6 and 10 LB/4, packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-204-2008;
44) Shoppers Value Wild Bird Food, 20 LB (Blend) packed in polywoven bags,
Recall # V-205-2008;
45) Squirrel-Free Wild Bird Food (Blend) 8LB/4, packed in plastic bags,
Recall # V-206-2008
CODE
All codes manufactured and shipped between 11/15/2005 and 3/12/2008 was subject to recall.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Scotts Miracle Gro, Canal Winchester, OH, by telephone on March 25, 2008, and by letters on March 26 and 27, 2008.
Manufacturer: The Scotts Company LLC, Doland, SD. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Animal food intended for feeding non-domestic birds and other wildlife species were found to have been treated with pesticides which were not labeled with instructions for approved use only on wild bird or wild animal products or on all of the individual components that might be present in such stored grain mixtures.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
61,019,671 units (includes totals for V-114/V-161-2008)
DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide

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2 Responses to “Scotts Bird food, Morning Song, Killed my birds.”

  1. CeCe Says:

    Hi,

    MorningSong peanut suets and seed mixes have been contaminated by the recent salmonella poisioning and recalled. However, many bird brands are suspect.

    An alternative is Pinetree suet carried by Backyard Bird Shop in Portland Oregon or at http://www.pinetreefarmsinc.com. Or, look for for suet recipes you can make from organic supplies. http://blog.oregonlive.com/homesandgardens/2009/02/make_suet_cakes_for_birds.html

    CeCe

  2. cheryl cesta Says:

    I purchashed MorningSong Finch/Canola seed at Big Lots, Mfg. dated 11/20/08 R3 – is it safe>

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