Friday, July 30, 2010

Iams Expands Recall

We received this information from P&G Pet Care to help communicate it to pet owners, we are just going to post what they sent because it is important.

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Earlier this week (Sunday 7/25/10) you may remember that P&G Pet Care announced a voluntary recall of two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal. We are expanding this recall to include all Iams Veterinary Formula Diets (dry), Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure, and Eukanuba Sensitive Skin. I am including images of the affected products with this email

Any other Iams or Eukanuba cat/dog diets, biscuits/treats or supplements are NOT included in this recall. Below is the press release for your information.


July 30, 2010

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk


CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – 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:

For each Product name listed below --
ALL UPC CODES ARE INCLUDED!
BEST BY DATES -- 01Jul10 – 01Dec11

Iams Veterinary Dry Formula -- All dry sizes and varieties 




Eukanuba Naturally Wild -- All dry sizes and varieties --



Eukanuba Pure -- All dry sizes and varieties



Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin -- All dry sizes 


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.



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).

9 comments:

  1. YIKES...

    And these professionals will soon be responsible for Khyra's California Naturals Lamb and Rice...

    Thanks for sharing this...

    I guess we are supposed to be 'happy' they told us...

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  2. What is the world coming to lately? Have we always had this contamination and just didn't know about it?

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  3. Thanks for telling us about it!
    Happy weekend to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  4. Thanks for the info - I must check if the UK equivalent for Iams products are also recalle! Oh dear!

    Take care
    x

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  5. You sure would think they could do things right!

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I will tweet your link to help get the word out. I hope all of you are well.

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  7. Thanks for the birthday wished, y'all!
    Now that i am a big boy of three, I can do all sorts of cool things. Mainly I boss my little sister around.
    Thanks for the info on the cat food. I don't eat that kind, but some of my cat cousins might.
    Peace of the Paw,
    Mugsy Andrew

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  8. Well dis iz disgustin' newz Jan. Again wit us petsez bein' puts at risk becuz of da sloppy companeez. It makes us mad... but we iz tankful dere are peoplez likes you gettin' da word out!

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  9. You are always on top of things! This is so important to share. Thank you!

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