By Jim Williams
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., the largest U.S. lawn and garden product maker, has recalled some of its five different varieties of wild bird food. They did so because of concerns that the products might contain salmonella-contaminated peanut meal. Wild birds can carry salmonella themselves, but not necessarily the strain causing the problem presently in the news. If peanut products you are feeding your birds contain that strain, they could be harmful to birds or mammals eating them. This information was received Wednesday afternoon in an email distributed on BirdChat, a national email message list. The products involved are: • Morning Song Nutty Safari Suet, 11 oz.• Morning Song Woodpecker Suet 3 pack, 1.78 lbs.• Royal Wing Raisin Suet, 11.75 oz.• Morning Melodies Variety Suet (3 count).• Morning Song Variety 15-pack suet, multi-pack with 15 suets and feeder.• Morning Song Nutty Safari Suet, 11 oz.