Another pet food recall is in the works because of possible Salmonella contamination.
This time it is the Procter & Gamble Company that is recalling cat food. The company’s Iams brand is involved. Recalled are:
-Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs, UPC 0 19014 21405 1.
-Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs., UPC 0 19014 21405 1.
The lots codes are 01384174B4 and 01384174B2.
This product is available by prescription through veterinary clinics throughout the U.S.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled cat food.
An analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified a positive Salmonella result on the lot codes. Lot codes can be found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.
Consumers who have purchased dry cat food with these codes should discard it. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.
People exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
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 have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. 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.
For further information or a product refund call Procter & Gamble toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST).© Food Safety News