Procter & Gamble Recalls Pet Foods With Salmonella Risk

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The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling certain lots of dry dog and cat food that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, the company announced today.

Procter & Gamble said the affected lots were only distributed in the U.S., and no Salmonella-related illnesses have yet been reported due to these products.

Animals eating products contaminated with Salmonella can become lethargic, have diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals can be infected and become carriers of the pathogen, while still seeming to be healthy. Carriers could infect other animals and humans.

Humans who come into contact with Salmonella are at risk of infection with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. More serious ailments can include arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

The company says the affected foods represent only 0.1% of its annual production, and were produced at a single manufacturing plant during a 10-day window.

The pet foods associated with the recall were distributed to retailers around the country and sold under the Eukanuba and Iams brands. The specific pet foods, and the information necessary to identify the specific lots, are available by following this link.

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