Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care in 6.8 lbs. bags is being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall, so far, is for a small number of bags sold in Colorado (Update: now involves more states–Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) with the code date of 02304173 (B1-B6) and a UPC number of 1901403921.
What you need to know about Salmonella
Salmonella can cause serious illness in cats and dogs and cross-contamination to humans is possible resulting in serious illness.
- Here is good information on the symptoms & treatment of salmonellosis in dogs & cats.
- The FDA has information on safe pet food handling to prevent food born illnesses like salmonella.
- The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has a very informative page on salmonellosis in humans.