Make sure to protect Fido, and yourself, because Iams Pet Food is recalling several lots of dry pet food due to a possible contamination of Salmonella.
The FDA recently announced on its website that Procter & Gamble (P&G) issued a voluntary recall of several lots of its Eukanuba Dry Pet Food. The company said that the pet food was produced during a 10-day window in a single manufacturing plans, and was distributed only in the U.S. The exact lot numbers are printed on the company’s website and in the FDA release.
The FDA says that humans could potentially become infected by Salmonella in pet food, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling it. Symptoms of Salmonella infection in humans can include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Consumers who think that they may be infected should contact their healthcare provider.
Symptoms of Salmonella in dogs can include lethargy and bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, although they do warn that some dogs will only exhibit decreased appetite and harder to detect abdominal pain.
According to P&G, this voluntary recall affects only one-tenth of 1% of its annual production. They also report that, thankfully, no humans or animals have been sickened by the potential contamination to date.