Iams Recalls Single Lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food

Customer Service: (866) 908-1569

Web site: www.iams.com

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has recalled a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.

The recalled product is:

Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food
with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013

7.0 lb bag

Code Date: 12784177I6
UPC Code: 1901402305

8.0 lb bag

Code Date: 12794177D2 or 12794177D3
UPC Code: 1901410208

17.5 lb bag

Code Date: 12794177K1 or 12794177K2
UPC Code: 1901401848

The affected product lot was distributed to a limited number of retailers located in the eastern United States (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA).  These retailers have already removed this product from store shelves.  No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. 

While no health effects related to this product have been reported, P&G retrieved this product as a precautionary measure.  Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.  Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.         

For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at (866) 908-1569 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or www.iams.com

Published: December 6, 2011;    Updated: December 6, 2011

Filed Under: Recalls Warnings

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

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