August 14, 2013 – P&G is announcing a voluntary recall of select Iams dry cat & dog food and Eukanuba dry dog food products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
What: The affected dog and cat foods include the lot and UPC codes listed in the table below.
The lot codes can be found on the bags according to the diagrams below.
Why: Internal P&G testing determined that some product lots produced on this line have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made during this timeframe on this specific manufacturing line.
Threat Level: Medium. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with these products, yet 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.
What Should I Do?:
- Dispose of any unused portion of the product and feed your pet an alternate food. Keep on the lookout for signs of Salmonella.
- If your PetCareRx purchase was affected, please call Eukanuba at 800-423-6036 or Iams at 800-675-3849 for information on refunds.
- You can also contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET) with any questions or concerns.
Alternatives: If your pet eats another type of food in addition to one mentioned above, feed your pet the other food only. If you need to switch your pet to a new food, consider one of these options.
Since switching a pet’s food quickly (instead of mixing foods over a period of a few days) can cause stomach distress, talk to your vet if your pet experiences digestive issues.
Read the full announcement.
Where to Find the Lot Code