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P&G Issues Limited Cat Food Recall in Colorado
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010, 5:25 p.m., EST

P&G Issues Limited Cat Food Recall in ColoradoDue to salmonella concerns, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of bags of its Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care dry cat food, which according to the company, may have been sold in a couple of stores in Loveland, Colo.

The recalled product comes in blue 6.8-pound bags and features a code date of 02304173 (B1-B6) and the UPC number 1901403921. No other Iams pet food products are affected.

P&G reported it has worked with retailers to remove the product from stores in Loveland. The company said it believes three bags may have been purchased recently by consumers in the area. No illnesses have been reported.

Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans, according to the company. Cat owners are urged to contact their veterinarian if their pet has consumed the recalled product and is exhibiting these symptoms.

Humans can also become infected, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the cat food or surfaces exposed to the recalled product, according to the company. Symptoms in humans may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible to infection, according to the company.

Consumers who have purchased Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care dry cat food are urged to discard the product and call P&G toll-free at 800-862-3332 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST for a product replacement.

Note: P&G now reports that the recalled Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care dry cat food was sold in several states as well as Colorado. To read an updated version of this story, click here.   <HOME>

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My in-box is loaded with daily notices regarding P&G's numerous recalls for salmonella contamination in pet food. Seems they are struggling with preventing a serious adulteration that is potentially dangerous to humans and pets. I would expect a conglomerate like that to have better controll over their processes.
Mike, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 8/31/2010 6:12:12 PM
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