The parent company of Iams and Eukanuba, the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company, announced a voluntarily recall for multiple dog and cat dry food products Thursday.
According to the report, specific items are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination, a bacteria known to cause harm to both animals and humans. Procter & Gamble released a statement claiming that the recall is only a “precautionary measure," stating that the products containing Salmonella only makes up an estimated one-tenth of their sales, 0.1 percent of their yearly production.
To date, there have been no reports of customers or their pets citing illness in relation to the recall. According to the report, owners of animals that have consumed the affected products should monitor animals for minor symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping and fever; serious complications related to Salmonella poisoning can consists of arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Owners are advised to wash their hands thoroughly after handling recalled products.
Salmonella Customers who have purchased the affected products are advised to immediately discontinue the use of the affected products and are welcomed to contact the company’s customer service at: 800-208-0172.
Products affected by the recall: