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Pet Food Recall: Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:33 PM PDT

Iams cat food recalled due to potential salmonella contaminationP&G is recalling some prescription cat food due to possible salmonella contamination:

CINCINNATI, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:  PG), is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its prescription renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure, as it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs
Lot Code: 01384174B4
UPC Code: 0 19014 21405 1

Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs
Lot Code: 01384174B2
UPC Code: 0 19014 21405 1

This product is available by prescription through veterinary clinics throughout the U.S.
For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).


No illnesses have been reported.  A FDA analysis identified a positive result on the lot codes listed above.  Lot codes can be found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

With all of the recalls for potential salmonella contamination lately, one has to wonder what the common thread is among all of these pet foods.

Who knows why the recall was announced on a Sunday. If it’s because that’s truly the fastest they could get it out, that’s great. But what bothers me is that they are telling people to call Monday through Friday if they have questions. This food is for cats who already have health problems, and if their owners hear about the recall today many of them are likely to be very concerned about what to feed their cats. Given that it’s a Sunday, most vets are out of the office, leaving them nobody to talk to. Obviously Iams employees can’t give veterinary advice, but I do wish they would have had people on the phones today to at least field the calls and let their customers be heard.

See the full press release here: P&G Recalls Two Lots of Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food Due to a Possible Health Risk.

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