In late July, Proctor & Gamble, the manufacturer of IAMS® & Eukanuba® pet foods, issued a RECALL on lots of BOTH of these brands, and keeps expanding the list to include other lots due to possible Salmonella contamination.
This is a HUGE recall that includes Veterinary Diets produced by the company.
The food affected by this recall are as follows:
- ALL IAMS® Veterinary Diet Dry Formulas (and sizes)
- ALL Eukanuba® Naturally Wild® Formulas (and sizes)
- ALL Eukanuba® Pure® Formulas (and sizes)
- ALL Eukanuba® Custom Care Sensitive Skin® Formula (and sizes)
These foods were sold in veterinary clinics and pet specialty stores across the United States and Canada. Currently, no canned foods, biscuits, or supplements are included.
According to Veterinary Practice News:
The recalled products are manufactured in a single, specialized facility, according to P&G. The company reported that some of the products made at the facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at the facility.
No illnesses have been reported, according to the company.
Pets with salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain, according to P&G. 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.
P&G urges pet owners to contact their veterinarian if their pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms.
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, according to P&G.
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 provider, according to the company.
For further details or to receive a product refund, call 1-877-894-4458, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
For the full list of UPC codes, go HERE for the official Release Statement from P&G.
If you have ANY bags of food involved in this recall, dispose of them immediately! Handling the contaminated food can transmit Salmonella poisoning to humans, and should be taken VERY seriously.
We just recently posted about a coupon for $8 off a bag of Eukanuba® Puppy, and as far as I can read, this food was not produced in the same facility as those involved in the recall, thus we’ll leave the post up and running for now. However, if the list expands to include this food, we’ll let you know.
We’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE: We received an email from P&G this morning (8/6/10) asking us to please remove the image we used in this post, and to use one of theirs due to the inaccurate display of foods NOT involved in the recall. We promptly are removing the image and will updating it to one they have provided for us. Thank you, P&G for taking this issue seriously.