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Iams, Eukanuba Dry Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that Iams and Eukanuba brand dry pet food may be contaminated with Salmonella. These dry pet foods can be sold at veterinary clinics or pet supply retailers in Rhode Island. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are included in this recall.

Anyone who has purchased the following recalled items should throw them away immediately:

Product Name Version "Best-By" Dates UPC Code 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

There have been no human illnesses reported that are associated with this recall; however, people handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they do not properly wash their hands after handling the pet food.

Symptoms of salmonellosis in humans include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Anyone with these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment. Symptoms of salmonellosis in animals include decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting. If your pet consumed any of the recalled food products and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian for evaluation and treatment.

For a complete list of products included in this recall, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm220204.htm?s_cid=w_c_sms_cont_001

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 08-05-2010

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