Please be cautious with birdseed

Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:55am
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I don't know if this has ever been discussed in the past. PLEASE be cautious with bird seed! Twice I have found peanuts in bulk sacks of mixed bird seed and this last time my PA 3 year old was helping fill the feeders! Thankfully there was no reaction, I quickly washed her, changed her clothes and gave oral antihistamine. The exposures occurred with seed that did indicated they were processed in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts but did not indicate peanuts in the ingredients list. We now will only buy seed in clear bags or in bulk where we fill our own bag of single ingredient seed. Our feeders are a huge joy to the kids or we would give them up altogether. We also now insist on only only mom and dad handling the seed and feeders. But at least the girls still get to watch their birds.

Posted on: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:14pm
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"No Waste" wild bird seed does have peanuts as a major ingredient. After having to weed my flower beds constantly, I looked for a non-sprouting seed that was peanut free. I found sunflower hearts. I have also used broken sunflower seeds. The birds love them and no baby sunflowers.

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