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Author Topic: Iams issues aflatoxin recall for one lot of dog food  (Read 2340 times)
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« on: December 06, 2011, 11:07:04 AM »

Recall issued - 1 lot  

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm282506.htm

P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food

Contact:
Consumer:
866-908-1569

Media:
Jason Taylor
513-622-3205

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved 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.

Product affected by this announcement:

Product Name
   

Version
   

Code Date
   

UPC Code

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
   

12784177I6
   

1901402305

8.0 lb bag
   

12794177D2
12794177D3
   

1901410208

17.5 lb bag
   

12794177K1
12794177K2
   

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.  


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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 01:02:04 PM »

I have to wonder if now they have so many reports of sick pets from this lot that they can't ignore it any longer--hence the recall.

We all know how these recalls tend to expand...
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 01:11:55 PM »

One of the most frequest complaints from the Pet Food Companies is that people believe rumors, but many of them don't seem to realize many times what begins as a rumor, often winds up as fact. 

They are also their own worst enemy because when problems like this occur, their first line of defense is that there is nothing wrong and there is no recall.  Over and over, these companies wind up "eating their words" because they don't take a deep breath and acknowledge something is wrong, this is what it is and these are the affected or possibly affected products.

I think people would have more respect for the PFCs if they tried being more open instead of attempting to sweep it under their corporate carpets where the bump is large enough to trip them anyhow.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 02:32:19 PM »

So, I guess we'll wait for the upcoming cat food recalls  Roll Eyes  Angry.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 04:23:40 PM »

They blew it ! If that had been open from the 1st, I would have more respect for them. Talk about a turn around too, if not for Iams who knows how much longer Menu would have waited in 2007. I guess they forgot that being open gained them trust. It's pretty obvious their customers are no longer the most important thing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 07:26:23 PM »

Arrgh, it's a puppy food too.  Poor little pups....
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 05:21:31 AM »

There's a new post at Petsit from a cat owner who believes that IAMS killed her cat.

http://www.petsitusa.com/blog/?p=4609
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 10:12:45 AM »

I believe it. So much for none of the food hitting the market. And wasn't IAMS saying that it was only lots on the east coast? This was Texas.
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