Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recall is nationwide.
Pet owners who may have purchased some of this food should check the complete FDA recall announcement for a list of the product names, lot codes and "best by" dates.
Brands included in the recall include certain lots of:
- Eukanuba dry dog food
- Iams dry dog food
- Iams dry cat food
No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.
Consumers who purchased a product on the recall list should stop using
the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST) or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com
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.