Proctor and Gamble, parent company of Iams, has issued a recall of one lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.
According to a press release:
“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.”
The following lots are being recalled:
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with “Use By” or “Expiration Dates “of February 5 or February 6, 2013:
SIZE: 7.0 lb bag
CODE DATE: 12784177I6
SIZE: 8.0 lb bag
CODE DATE: 12794177D2
CODE DATE: 12794177D3
SIZE: 17.5 lb bag
CODE DATE: 12794177K1
CODE DATE: 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.
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.