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P & G Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food


CINCINNATI, OH December 6, 2011 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily
retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the
acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been
reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.

Product affected by this announcement:

Product Name


Code Date

UPC Code

Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food
with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or
February 6, 2013

7.0 lb bag



8.0 lb bag



17.5 lb bag



The affected product lot was distributed to a limited number of retailers located in the eastern United
States (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA). These retailers have
already removed this product from store shelves. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned
food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

While no health effects related to this product have been reported, P&G retrieved this product as a
precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and
discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher. Aflatoxin is a naturally
occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in
significant quantities. Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including
sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums,
or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at 866-908-1569
(Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or

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