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Recall of prescription cat food due to salmonella scare does not apply to Cda

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 11:13am
The Associated Press

A voluntary recall of cat food in the United States does not apply to Canada, a company spokesman says.

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.

The products are available by prescription through veterinary clinics in the United States.

But company spokesman Jason Taylor said Monday that the product was not distributed in Canada.

No illnesses have been reported, but an FDA analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1. Codes are found at the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems.

—With files from The Associated Press

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