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Iams, Cargill Recall Pet Foods

By December 7, 2011

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I just received the following pet food recall alerts from the Dog Channel.com.

Yesterday, Iams (which is owned by Proctor & Gamble) announced a voluntary recall of one production lot of its Proactive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels detected above the acceptable limit.

The affected lots were distributed to Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

For a full list of dates, UPC codes and other pertinent information, visit the above Dog Channel link and/or  Food Safety News.

In a similar development, Cargill Animal Nutrition today recalled some products under the River Run and Marksman labels, for the same reason. These were distributed to Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.

For a list of the recalled products, visit the company's link, or call (855) 460-1532.

Aflatoxin is a particularly toxic mold that can cause a variety of ailments in pets including liver disease, seizures (which Omar previously experienced after being exposed to corn-based cat litter) and other serious health issues.

Needless to say, retailers have been advised to remove these products from their shelves, and consumers are being asked to return these (opened or unopened) to place of purchase.

The good news is, no pets have reportedly been affected at this time.

For more guidelines, please see my article:  Pet Food Recall Protocol.

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