July 30, 2010 — Proctor and Gamble has announced a voluntary recall of some of its Iams Veterinary and Eukanuba dog food products due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Complete details regarding this recall are available within the actual FDA Press Release dated July 30, 2010 also provides the facts regarding this expanded dog food recall.
Dog food recalls involving Salmonella contamination are potentially serious matters… for both humans and pets. People who handle dry food can easily become infected with the bacteria.
According to the FDA…
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.
So, take precautions… and be sure to tell everyone you know.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
All questions regarding this dog food recall are being handled by Proctor and Gamble Customer Relations at 877-340-8823.
Visit our Dog Food Recalls summary page for an index of links to all the Advisor’s most recent product recall reports.
Other spellings: Eukenuba, Eucanuba