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RECALL ALERT: Iams Prescription Dry Cat Food Recalled By Proctor & Gamble

July 26, 2010

The information on this recall comes to us from our friends at Pet Supplies “Plus”:

This product is NOT sold by Pet Supplies “Plus”. We are issuing this recall notification as a public service to our customers, as part of our commitment to alert pet owners to any potential hazard to their pets, regardless of the source.

Procter & Gamble Co. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.

The products are available by prescription through veterinary clinics.

Two lots of the formula cat food which is specifically for cats with kidney disease tested positive during an FDA analysis. Those in possession of this cat food should not use it under any circumstances. Consumers may want to contact the place of purchase to learn about refunds.

Cat owners using this prescription pet food that is available through a veterinarian are the only ones that should be concerned. Other Iams products not discussed here are not included in this recall.

No illnesses have been reported, but an FDA analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1.

Codes are found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems.

Customers seeking more information or a refund may call P&G at 877-894-4458.

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