Contact Us

PW Case Review Form
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


   * Please describe your case:

What injury have you suffered?

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Iams Prescription Cat Food Recalled for Potential Salmonella

Jul 26, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP

Two specific lots of Iams prescription cat food have been recalled by Procter & Gamble because they might be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella tainted pet foods and snacks can sicken animals, as well as consumers who have handled the contaminated food.

The following Iams products, available by prescription via veterinary clinics throughout the U.S., are included in this recall:

Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs, Lot Code 01384174B4, UPC Code 0 19014 21405

Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs, Lot Code 01384174B2, UPC Code 0 19014 21405 1

Lot codes can be found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

According to the recall notice, a Food & Drug Administration analysis identified a positive result on the lot codes listed above. However, no illnesses have been associated with these recalled Iams products.

People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. 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 have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.

For further information or a product refund, consumers may call Procter & Gamble toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

Related articles
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo