P&G Expands Limited Recall of Iams

by Mary Haight on July 31, 2010

Update: You may call customer service over the weekend 9-4

Here’s the news release in its entirety:

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk
 
CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported
 

The following dry pet food products are included:

          Product Name            Version       “Best-By” Dates    UPC Codes
          ————            ——-       —————    ———
    Iams Veterinary Dry      All dry sizes and
     Formulas                    varieties     01Jul10 – 01Dec11    All UPC Codes
                             All dry sizes and
    Eukanuba Naturally Wild      varieties     01Jul10 – 01Dec11  All UPC Codes
                             All dry sizes and
    Eukanuba Pure                varieties     01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
    ————-           —————— —————– ————-
    Eukanuba Custom Care
     Sensitive Skin            All dry sizes   01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
    ——————–       ————-   —————– ————-

The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com [unnecessary as all UPC codes are included in the recall per the above chart].

These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823

(Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

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