Iams pet food recall extends to veterinary formulations

Iams pet food recall extends to veterinary formulations

Salmonella fears trigger recall of some 22 veterinary formulations
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Aug 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Cincinnati -- Iams voluntarily expanded its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food out of fears of Salmonella contamination.

The Procter & Gamble company reports the recall of some 22 veterinary formulations was issued as a precautionary measure.

Recalled products include:

Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas: all dry sizes and varieties; best by date of 01Jul10 - 01Dec11; all UPC Codes

Eukanuba Naturally Wild: all dry sizes and varieties; best by date of 01Jul10 - 01Dec11; all UPC Codes

Eukanuba Pure: all dry sizes and varieties; best by date of 01Jul10 - 01Dec11; all UPC Codes

Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin: all dry sizes; best by 01Jul10 - 01Dec11; all UPC Codes. "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," the company reports in a statement.

Consumers are asked to discard the dry pet foods listed as part of this recall, P&G reports in a statement. In addition, 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.

Pets infected 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 more information about product replacement or refund call P&G at (877) 340-8823.

The veterinary diets impacted by the recall include:

Intestinal - Low Residue E: 5 LB, UPC 0 19014 12405 3

Optimum Weight Control D: 5 LB, UPC 0 19014 15105 9

Weight Loss Restricted Calorie: 5 LB; UPC 0 19014 12205 9

Renal Early Stage: 5.5 LB; UPC 0 19014 14410 5

Joint: 6 LB; UPC 0 19014 21006 0

Skin & Coat Response FP: 6 LB; UPC 0 19014 12106 9

Skin & Coat Response KO: 6 LB; UPC 0 19014 21106 7

Puppy Intestinal Low Residue: 8 LB; UPC 0 19014 12908 9

Weight Loss Restricted Calorie: 14 LB; UPC 0 19014 12214 1

Joint: 15 LB; UPC 0 19014 21015 2

Optimum Weight Control D: 15 LB; UPC 0 19014 15115 8

Skin & Coat Response FP: 15 LB; UPC 0 19014 12115 1

Skin & Coat Response KO: 15 LB; UPC 0 19014 21115 9

Intestinal - Low Residue; 15 LB; UPC 0 19014 12415 2

Renal Early Stage: 15.5 LB: UPC 0 19014 02235 9

Weight Loss Restricted Calorie: 28 LB UPC 0 19014 12228 8

Intestinal - Low Residue: 30 LB; UPC 0 19014 12430 5

Joint: 30 LB; UPC 0 19014 21030 5

Optimum Weight Control D; 30 LB; UPC 0 19014 15130 1

Skin & Caot Response FP: 30 LB; UPC 0 19014 12130 4

Skin & Coat Response E KO: 30 LB; UPC 0 19014 21130 2

Int Low Residue Breeder Bag: 37 .5 LB: UPC 0 19014 12437 4