P&G Pet Food Recall: Iams

by Mary Haight on July 26, 2010

Here’s a pet food recall notice that came in at 12 Noon CST Sunday from P&G. The front page of their website has the notice, and while recalls are ugly things, there are some companies who seem to be doing a good job of notifying news outlets. (Ed. items highlighted by DDB)

Jul 25, 2010 12:00 America/Chicago        
 P&G Recalls Two Lots of Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food Due to a Possible Health Risk

“CINCINNATI, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) , is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its prescription renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure, as it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The following products are included:

                        Product Name             Lot Code    UPC Code
                        ————             ——–    ——–
  Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1
  ——————————————— ———- —————
  Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1
  ——————————————— ———- —————

This product is available by prescription through veterinary clinics throughout the U.S.

No illnesses have been reported. A FDA analysis identified a positive result on the lot codes listed above. Lot codes can be found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.
Consumers who have purchased dry cat food with these codes should discard it. 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 refund call P&G toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-3205
Contact: P&G Consumer Relations – 877-894-4458
Source: The Procter & Gamble Company

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