Iams Issues Recall

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has issued a recall for a single production lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy 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.

Product affected by this announcement:

    Product Name                                     Version     Code Date  UPC Code 
    Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food   7.0 lb bag  12784177I6 1901402305
    with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or
    February 6, 2013
                                                     8.0 lb bag  12794177D2 1901410208
                                                                     12794177D3
                                                     17.5 lb bag 12794177K1 1901401848
                                                                     12794177K2

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

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