According to an FDA recall news bulletin issued December 6, 2011, the Procter and Gamble Company has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.
The product, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food, has a Use By or Expiration Date of February 5 or 6, 2013.
This dog food has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.
While no health effects related to this product have been reported, P&G retrieved this product as a precautionary measure.
Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.
Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
What to Do
If a dog shows any of these signs, consumers should immediately stop feeding the suspected products — and consult a vet.
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.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at 866-908-1569 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or visit www.iams.com.
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