Thursday, August 05, 2010

Animal Testing Giant The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) Issues Recall of Dry Pet Foods Iams and Eukanuba for Health Risk

This brings the opportunity to remind (or inform) that The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is the producer of Iams and Eukanuba. And remember, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is the world’s most infamous and largest animal testing company. So, following the logic, if you buy either Iams or Eukanuba, you support a company that is known for horrible and useless animal testing.

The names of the products are listed in the article below.

Article:

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pg-expands-voluntary-limited-recall-of-specialized-dry-pet-foods-due-to-possible-health-risk-99668369.html

CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.

The following dry pet food products are included:

UPC Codes
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 – 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Naturally Wild
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 – 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Pure
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 – 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin
All dry sizes
01Jul10 – 01Dec11
All UPC Codes



The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.

These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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