The makers of Iams pet food have issued a recall for a lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food that was distributed in 16 states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.
The product affected by this announcement 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 12784177I6 1901402305
8.0 lb bag 12794177D2 12794177D3 1901410208
17.5 lb bag 12794177K1 12794177K2 1901401848
The company says 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.
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.