MASON, Ohio - The Procter & Gamble Company said it has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Eukanuba and Iams dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the company, the lots were distributed in the U.S. and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1 percent) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with the product lots.
P&G said all retailers have been notified of the affected products and should be removing the products from their shelves.
The recall includes a variety of bag sizes ranging from 2.9-pound bags to 30-pound bags of food.
To find out if your bag is included in the recall, you will need to check both the product description and lot code. To learn how to check your product click here: http://bit.ly/1daTJrL. To see the full list of recalled items click here: http://1.usa.gov/1288w1N.
If you have affected product, P&G said to stop using it and throw it away. For a replacement voucher, clip the code date and the UPC from your bag and mail to the below address with your complete address and telephone number:
Consumer Relations, Attn: Katie
8700 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Box 1534
Mason, OH 45040
If you have multiple affected bags, P&G asks that you include a register receipt with the code date and UPC.
All replacements will be processed within 4-6 weeks. If you have further questions please contact consumer care at 800-208-0172.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 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.
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.