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Pet Food Recall: Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal

by Ryan on July 25, 2010

in Cats, Pet Food Recall, Pet Health

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).

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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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Sandi K July 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

So they finally get a post up at their website late this afternoon but still nothing at Twitter and I dont know if there is anything at Facebook. I want my pet food company to report recalls asap and in as many places as possible in order to get word out so that pets can be taken off problem food immediately. With it now being Monday afternoon/evening depending on where one lives, there has been more than enough time. It reminds me of when I threw a rock and hit the top of a car when I was little. My mother took me by the neck of my shirt over to tell the owner that I had thrown the rock. I dont understand the delay in Iams getting word out in all the places they can. Apparently they need my mother to drag them by the necks of their shirts also. My point is we all, as citizens, have a responsibility to own up and do the right thing. Companies such as Iams need to also do the same.

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lesliek July 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I did receive a response to my email asking why it wasn’t on the website. Just a stock response though. Have to say I am disappointed, they did much better with the past recalls & after they forced Menu to own up I expected better from them. And no I don’t use their products.

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