The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a recall for a variety of Procter & Gamble dry pet foods for both cats and dogs. The recall was made by P&G due to a possible Salmonella bacteria contamination. The company stressed that no Salmonella cases in pets have yet been traced to the recalled pet foods.
P&G have released a statement regarding the recall, and are instructing customers with recalled products to stop using them and contact P&G for a replacement voucher:
We are announcing a voluntary recall of select Iams Dry products. Although to date, no health effects have been reported, there is the potential for Salmonella contamination. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States, mostly on the East Coast. These limited products were made during a 10 day window, at one of our U.S. manufacturing sites on a single production line.
The recalled pet foods all have best-by dates ranging from November 5, 2014 to November 14, 2014. They include brands such as Iams Healthy Naturals, Iams ProActive health, Iams Professional Feeding Bag, Eukanuba Base, Eukanuba Breed, Eukanuba Premium Performance, and Eukanuba Weight Control.
Salmonella can cause pets to become sick and the infection can be passed on to other pets or humans. Common symptoms of salmonella infection in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.