Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its dry dog and cat food because of potential Salmonella contamination. The company said the products were distributed to most states along the East Coast, including Georgia.
The recall includes select packages of Iams dry dog and cat food, and Eukanuba dog food. Use-by dates generally are November 2014. A complete list is at www.iams.com. P&G said all retailers have been notified and are working to remove the products.
No illnesses have been reported, P&G said. 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, the company said.
P&G said it is recalling the products as a precautionary measure. The company said the products represent one-tenth of 1 percent of its production and were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. No other dry dog or cat food products are affected, P&G said.
Consumers who purchased them should stop using the products and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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