On July 25th, Iams (a Proctor & Gamble company) recalled two batches of dry Iams Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination. Two lots of five-and-a-half pound bags of prescription dry food for cats were recalled, with specific lot codes affected. This is a prescription food for pets with kidney problems; regular Iams off-the-shelf foods were unaffected by the recall. The lot codes are located on the back of the bag in the bottom right corner.
The two lots affected include these codes:
01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1
01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can affect both animals and humans.
Symptoms may include decreased appetite, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Pets and people who carry the disease can infect others, so if you or your pet are experiencing symptoms and you have purchased and used the affected dog food, take all due precaution and see a doctor and/or veterinarian. You can prevent spread of the disease by washing your hands thoroughly and following physician instructions.Proctor & Gamble recommends that dry cat food affected by this recall be discarded. Owners may wish to contact the veterinarian that they bought the food from to see if the seller will grant a full refund.
For a complete information, visit the Proctor & Gamble (Iams' parent company) recall page