Eukanuba, Iams Pet Food Recalled Over Salmonella Concern
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Pet owners are advised to double check their dry pet food after Procter & Gamble issued a recall for several varieties of the popular Eukanuba and Iams pet food.
The Procter & Gamble Company has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry dog and cat food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This issue is limited to the certain Iams and Eukanuba dry dog food, and Eukanuba dry cat food.
The recalled products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. Routine testing determined that some products made during this time frame have the potential for Salmonella contamination.
As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this time frame. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
While several products are included in the recall, the company says it only affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production.
No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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 be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.
Consumers who purchased affected products should discard it immediately and contact P&G at 800-208-0172.
For more information, visit www.pg.com.