Proctor & Gamble Recalls Dry Pet Food for Potential Salmonella RiskPosted: Updated:
NBC RIGHT NOW - Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food that could have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.
There is also risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they haven't thoroughly washed their hands after contacting the products, or any surfaces that were exposed to the products. This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes.
These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G's routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination.
No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).
For the full list of the products, click here.