Skip to comments.P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk
Posted on 08/16/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT by haffast
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.
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.
This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&Gs 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.
P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. 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 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.
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Hmmm, Iams and Eukanuba once again. Will this be a repeat of 2007? That was horrible. A lot of cats & dogs died from that.
Wasn’t it made in China?
I’m so glad my dog & cat don’t eat this food. I specifically avoid Iams because of that recall in 2007.
my cat only eats meow mix popcorn and refried beans so i think we are good here
*snicker* Thanks for the laugh. I think you might be surprised at how much they love even a slice of prepackaged sliced fish that smells clearly a few days beyond the expiration date. Happened here not too long ago when I was going to throw out the incredibly smelly package and happened to notice the cat staring intently at the it then deliberately enguaging in an obvious and huge lick across the lips as I did so.
I catch fish all the time, trout, and she won’t touch them no matter how long they are around. She did go through a phase where she went kinda apesh** for used Old Spice underarm deodorant. I still have scars...
Weird how they don’t mention the brand name in the title or the article until the very end.
They’re probably hoping people don’t even realize those are made by P&G and they just skip reading the article.
I’m thinking some very bad words here.
And so it starts...3 dog deaths possibly linked to pet food recall.
Wound up in the hospital some time back and after I returned was cleaning out the refrigerator when I came across a package of salmon filet that had turned grey and was just on the edge of being too stomach-turning to view when I noticed the cat suddenly right there at My feet staring intently at the package with deliberately-licked lips all the while.
I had never before seen a cat standing as far as they could on their hind legs to gobble up the finely chopped fish from out of someone's hand before it even got close to the floor. I separated the flesh from the skin and fed only that as an offer, and was really quite nervous at the eagerness to get it being displayed, but I did not lose a finger or get clawed and I was amazed at how much fish was eaten that night!
IAMS and Eukanuba went from good stuff to crap.
I’ve never used it.
Halo and Taste Of The Wild, here.
Taste of the Wild (for cats) bump...
Our vet says to only buy Purina.
Please disregard your vet.
[unless you’re feeding chickens with the food]
Isn’t THAT the truth! (Unless the vet is a holistic/integrative vet in which case he/she has probably studied nutrition from an objective source — not the little bit they get in vet school - sponsored by the pet food industry.) Soooooo glad we feed raw!! (What the FDA allows in kibble and canned pet food is a CRIME!)
I wish I could feed raw. Mine just ignore it in favour of the canned Purina and the ones in those little pouches with the “gravy” that is so greedily licked up!
There are some websites by holistic vets who give tips on how to introduce raw to animals (very slowly for dogs to prevent digestive upset), and over a longer period of time for cats because they get “addicted” (literally!) to what they are fed....refusing all else. Takes time and patience but it’s possible to do. For cats, check out littlebigcat.com (Dr. Jean Hofve’s site/blog) and for pet issues in general: healthypets.mercola.com (Dr. Karen Becker). She has great articles on feeding and her book “Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats” is our raw feeding guide. The key is not to give up. It can take months to get cats to switch, but it can be done —dogs generally take less time because they are “scavengers” by nature and will eat most anything. Hope that helps!
Then again it is still painful to Me to remember about how several years ago a particular type of furry cat toy was becoming so popular with pet owners. Then one of the big three did an expos-e undercover video of a worker in a chiniese factory throwing tied up live cats into a huge pot of boiling water to fish them out later for the skins to make the furry toys.
Just broke My heart to hear about that.
The best dry food out there is Halo, hands down.
100% human food grade ingredients and NO recalls, ever.
Dogs love it, too.
TOTW is wonderful too if you want to avoid all grains.
Currently they’re scarfing down the newest wild boar version but we usually use the High Prairie kind.
I don’t do raw and wouldn’t.
Just my personal preference.