As reported by the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), they voluntarily recalled specific Eukanuba and Iams dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These were distributed in the United States.
No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product. As a precautionary measure, the products are removed from the market shelves after some products were tested positive for salmonella during routine testing.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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 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.
Customers of Eukanuba and Iams Dry Food, please go here for the original Press Release to check if there is the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.