Thursday, Iams issued a dog and cat food recall for a variety Eukanuba and Iams; Iams said that this recall was issued as a precautionary measure and they had the "potential to be contaminated with Salmonella". No illnesses have been reported for the Iams food recall, according to CBS News.
CBS News reported that the Iams food recall was voluntary and was issued by Procter & Gamble through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. Salmonella can cause an infection for pets and the people who handle the food.
If a dog or cat has salmonella poisoning they may be tired, have a decreased appetite, have a fever, vomit, or may have bloody diarrhea. Some pets may have salmonella poisoning, but show no symptoms and can spread the bacteria to other pets or people. Sometimes symptoms take 3-4 weeks to appear in animals.
The Iams food recall shows an expiration date of November 2014 and includes Eukanuba dry dog food and Iams dry dog food. To see a complete list of the products on the FDA site, click here.
Wet pet food, pet treats and pet supplements were not affected in this Iams food recall.
More information about the Iams food recall can be found on the pet manufacture websites or by calling 800-208-0172 - Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.
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Sources: CBS News and the FDA