Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eukanuba and Iams Pet Food Recall - Spreading the word

IAMS and Eukanuba Pet Food Recall
Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recall
The voluntary pet food recall originally issued July 25, 2010, recalled prescription renal dry cat food, with an expanded recall affecting additional products dated July 30, 2010.
Pet Food Poses Risk of Salmonella Contamination
However, 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. If you  purchased dry pet food with these codes you should throw them away immediately. 
No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are included in this recall.
Recalled Iams and Eukanuba Dry Pet Food UPC Codes

Salmonella Symptoms for Humans
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.
Salmonella Symptoms for Pets
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.
Procter & Gamble Pet Food Recall Refund Information
For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST). For a complete list of products included in this recall, visit Food and Drug Administration Recalls.

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