FYI TO ALL PET OWNERS

Iams Canned Cat Food Recall

Procter and Gamble Petcare contacted Truth About Pet Food and provided the following information:

I work in Consumer Relations at P&G Pet Care. I am writing to you
because of an emerging issue involving my company, which I hope you will
help us to communicate to consumers. We are voluntarily recalling Iams
Canned Cat (wet) Food because of insufficient amounts of vitamin B1 (also
known as thiamine).

Here are some important points about the issue:

~ P&G is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat
food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing
indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine
(Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.
~ This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North
America. No other Iams pet food is involved.

Affected Products: Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food all
varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans
Date on Bottom of Can: 09/2011 to 06/2012

~ Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at
greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.
~ Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite,
salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, signs may include
ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck, wobbly gait, falling,
circling and seizures.
~ Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of
these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically
reversible.
~ Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should
discard it.

For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at
877-340-8826 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST).

There is a link to the press release at http://www.Iams.com.

We are very sorry that this has occurred. And we thank you for your help in
sharing accurate information pertaining to the Iams Canned Cat Food recall.

Press Release Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pg-recalls-specific-canned-cat-foods-due-to-low-levels-of-thiamine-vitamin-b1-95985019.html

CINCINNATI, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure.  Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.  Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.

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The following Iams canned cat foods are included:

Product Name

Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food – all varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans

Date on Bottom of Can

09/2011 to 06/2012

This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North America.  No other Iams pet food is involved.

Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.  In advanced cases, signs may include ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck, wobbly gait, falling, circling and seizures.  Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs.  If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it.  For further information or a product refund, call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST).

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/iams-canned-cat-food-recall.html

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