UNDATED -- Procter and Gamble recently voluntarily recalled several Eukanuba dry dog foods, IAMS dry dog foods, and IAMS dry cat foods.
These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G's routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
To check your own pet foods, you need to make sure you not only have the affected brand, but that it also has the matching recalled lot code. The lot code is usually on the top of the bag -- and can be either on the front or back. If you have an affected product, you'll need to clip the code date and the UPC from your bag and mail it in. The company will send you a replacement voucher in four to six weeks.
TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF RECALLED PRODUCTS & LOT CODES, CLICK HERE
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.
VIDEO: Sandy Ellington with the Guilford County Health Department explained how the salmonella from the pet food can spread to other places in your house to 2 Wants to Know's Tanya Rivera.
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 a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST), or via the IAMS website or Eukanuba website.
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