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RECALL ALERT: Iams and Eukanuba Dry Dog & Cat Foods Recalled

Several brands and flavors (not just those pictured above) of Iams and Eukanuba dry dog foods have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Multiple brands and flavors of both Iams and Eukanuba brand dry dog and cat foods were voluntarily recalled by the Procter & Gamble Company due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Please see the list below for specific brands and flavors affected by this massive recall action. Several dry cat foods were also named in the recall and can be viewed at the link below.

The following information was announced on Wednesday night via a Proctor & Gamble press release:

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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 be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at or Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.

Products affected by this announcement:

Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult 15 LB 31874177 19014270156 6Nov14
30 LB 31874177 19014270309 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult 30 LB 31954177 19014149308 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy 16.5 LB 31884177 19014042234 7Nov14
33 LB 31884177 19014609468 7Nov14
5 LB 31884177 19014039852 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult 16 LB 31904177 19014010516 9Nov14
4 LB 31904177 19014039722 9Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy 16 LB 31944177 19014010509 13Nov14
4 LB 31874177 19014039678 6Nov14
40 LB 31874177 19014011070 6Nov14
31944177 19014011070 13Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult 36 LB 31944177 19014019588 13Nov14
31954177 19014019588 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult 4 LB 31884177 19014607037 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult 36 LB 31954177 19014019564 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult 33 LB 31884177 19014609475 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy 44 LB 31874177 19014113194 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult 30 LB 31894177 19014269303 8Nov14
31924177 19014269303 11Nov14
Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult 13.3 LB 31884177 19014612017 7Nov14
31904177 19014612017 9Nov14
31924177 19014612017 11Nov14
31934177 19014612017 12Nov14
31944177 19014612017 13Nov14
2.9 LB 31944177 19014700165 13Nov14
25.7 LB 31884177 19014700646 7Nov14
31894177 19014700646 8Nov14
31904177 19014700646 9Nov14
31914177 19014700646 10Nov14
31934177 19014700646 12Nov14
5 LB 31904177 19014612635 9Nov14
31914177 19014612635 10Nov14
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult 13.3 LB 31894177 19014612024 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult 12.1 LB 31894177 19014611362 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult 30 LB 31884177 19014611331 7Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus 13.3 LB 31934177 19014612000 12Nov14
26.2 LB 31934177 19014700615 12Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult 15 LB 31944177 19014610815 13Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult 13.3 LB 31874177 19014610990 6Nov14
31894177 19014610990 8Nov14
31924177 19014610990 11Nov14
3.1 LB 31874177 19014700110 6Nov14
31894177 19014700110 8Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612055 6Nov14
31894177 19014612055 8Nov14
31924177 19014612055 11Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy 5 LB 31904177 19014700943 9Nov14
28 Responses to RECALL ALERT: Iams and Eukanuba Dry Dog & Cat Foods Recalled
  1. Brenda
    November 24, 2013 | 11:54 am


  2. David
    September 5, 2013 | 11:28 am

    I find it humorous to read the comments associated with this recall. Half of you can’t write and the other half can’t read.

    If you don’t see your product on the list, guess what? YOU’RE FINE. And obviously you missed the part where IAMS specifically states that no illnesses have been reported as of yet.

    Oh, and for you people freaking out about contaminated foods. You seriously want to bring CHINA into this? Give me a break. In the giant picture, the United States has EXCELLENT standards. Things do happen and its RARELY malicious or negligent like it is in other countries.

    I have been a loyal IAMS buyer for 10 years. I will continue to be one. I have NEVER had a problem with the food.

    Here’s a tip for those who haven’t figured it out: Never give your dog human food…EVER.

    • KR
      October 1, 2013 | 2:02 am

      The bag I bought was not on the list. I bought it on September 19 – it had same expiry date as many on the list, was called Iams Proactive Health Mature Adult (the Proactive Health Large Breed Mature Adult was on the list) – the only difference being the words Large Breed, and the UPC codes were identical except for the last 2 numbers. My healthy, lively, beloved dog ate 3 meals from a freshly opened bag and became violently ill. Four days later, and $2500.00 poorer from vet bills, my dog is dead. I will be testing this food, and am furious that this recall was not issued in Canada (where I live), as the bag I purchased clearly states: imported by P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio – and is marked a product of the USA. Should it test positive for salmonella or any other infectious bacteria, I will take legal action and have consulted a lawyer already. This company must suffer consequences for their horrific and inhumane disregard for the lives and wellbeing of society’s most innocent and helpless victims. DISTGUSTING
      You DAVID are an ignorant FOOL and probably work for Iams. BE QUIET and stop the insults. I really hope you don`t have pets because if you do, they are in danger. By the way, far more embarrassing than the inability to use spell check, is the inability to recognize a LAWYERED-UP Statement, issued by a company in the midst of a huge product recall. Have you heard of the word LIABILITY…LOOK IT UP and educate yourself. Iams will never admit to any related deaths before the matter is litigated, and if and when a lawsuit – class-action or otherwise, arises, they will most definitely offer a settlement in the hopes of avoiding all of the negative press and legal costs. Your lack of awareness is quite scary…..

  3. Joni James-Roth
    August 25, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    I can not find code or best by date on Iams healthy naturals chicken. Large bag. Not on front like picture for recall showed. Where is it?

    Joni James-Roth

    262.206.8800 cell

  4. Fran Griffis
    August 18, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    I purchased Eukanuba Small breed puppy a few days ago. These barcode numbers and dates are so similar. I breed and show Yorkies and have generally about 30. Can u tell me if this sack is ok to feed my babies. 19014010509 and the date is 19Sept14. The other sacks for adults were different enough that I felt it was safe enough to use.
    Thank you
    Fran Griffis
    Benton Arkansas

  5. jennifer flynn
    August 16, 2013 | 7:40 pm

    what about Iams mini chuncks 38 lb bag?

  6. Debbie Brown
    August 16, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    My grand dog eats IAMS Pro Active Health Lamb and Rice for dogs one and older. It is in a red bag. Is this on recall? I don’t see it on the list, he has already eaten 1/2 of the bag and is ok.

  7. Sandra Swanson
    August 16, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    I have bought the Eukanuba for Dachshunds in the last month. Should I be conerned about this recall?
    Thank you from a concerned customer.
    Sandra Swanson

  8. Nancy Reuben
    August 16, 2013 | 9:51 am

    I have a bag of the IAMS that was on your recall list. Please give me instructions as to what I am supposed to do.
    Thank You

  9. fernande poitras
    August 16, 2013 | 9:22 am

    I want to know the list for my 2 cat

  10. june robinson
    August 16, 2013 | 4:03 am

    I just found out about this,i never keep the bag,we put in a tub,my dog how ever was sick, shes been on iams wight contol for about 2 years, we carried her to vet after 185.00 dollars they put on a stomac pill! i think im gonna put her on something else,she is like our child,i can not belive i was still feeding it to her!!!!!!!! if i had only knew. june robinson

  11. Susan fruits
    August 15, 2013 | 10:26 pm

    Where on the bag do you locate the used by date. We have looked all over our bag and can not locate it

  12. Vicki Nelson
    August 15, 2013 | 8:19 pm

    I don’t see any cat food listed. I feed my cat Iams for seniors in the dark green bag. I just bought a new bad today.

  13. beth
    August 15, 2013 | 6:22 pm

    I bought 30 lb bag iams proactive health mini chunks can’t find where
    Bar code is on bag

  14. Debbie Hutchinson
    August 15, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    I use both IAMs for my dogs and cats unfortunately I do not have the bags because we pour the food in air tight containers so besides having to throw away the food how do I receive a refund?

  15. T.Halsey
    August 15, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    My dog was infected when first recall was issued by another company. We switched to IAMS so far she is doing better. My son was the one who discovered the wormy insects when he went to feed her from the bag that was almost half full, there was evidenced of infestation in the corners of the ceiling as well. My dog was the one who alerted us by spitting out the food after she had already ingested some.

  16. danielle poplar
    August 15, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Well this is great! I buy 4 15lb bags at a time because u cannot buy large bags of iams puppy food in the yellow bags, which are $27 including taxes and now i have to throw them out!!! It takes 4 bags to fill my container . And of course i dont save the bags, but why would i. This is lovely!!!

  17. Janey Chambers
    August 15, 2013 | 11:44 am

    I use this product all the time but put in containers, I dont know the # so I dont know what to do with this. My pets have not showed any signs . I purchased it at the Wal Mart in Steubenville Ohio about a week ago. Any Help??

  18. ed buchanan
    August 15, 2013 | 10:28 am

    1% of total production is how many million pounds?

  19. Debbie Wilson
    August 15, 2013 | 7:06 am

    Are there any cat foods????

  20. Amy M.
    August 15, 2013 | 5:02 am

    What cat food has been recalled???

  21. Cheryl Essex
    August 15, 2013 | 1:30 am

    Where is the information for IAMS cat food?

  22. Teresa Harrison
    August 15, 2013 | 1:19 am


    • Laura McRoberts
      April 18, 2014 | 10:13 pm

      I am so so so sorry you lost your dog. I had a beloved Schipperke who was in perfect health. Her blood work was perfect January 2013. I fed her Iams and i never saw the recall. In the month on November 2013 i took her to the vet she was acting lethargic, soft pooping constantly, pudding diarrhea, stopped eating. She was not herself at all. She always played like a puppy. The vet said she had a swollen anus gland he popped it and prescribed Baytril for 10 days. I returned to the vet 2 days after she finished the Baytril for follow up. The vet ran blood work and said he would call me tomorrow. Well he did. He informed me her blood work was off the charts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She had an infection in every organ of her body and i had 24 hours left with her. She died the 4 am that morning in my arms. My Schipperke was 16 years old. The only time she was sick in all 16 years was in 2010 when i had to rush her to the vet ((((Iams had a recall surprise )))) vet had to hook her up to IV for 7 hours. Other than that she was never ever sick a day in her life until this last recall which i missed. I am so sorry for everyone who has lost a pet. She did nt stand a chance because of her age.

  23. michelle snook
    August 15, 2013 | 12:28 am

    back in 04 or 05 i lost 3 greyhounds that was fed iams when is america going to wake up and stop buying from china they tryed killing our children our selves and pets they killed many pets in 04 or 05 even farm animals alpacas due the resurch it needs to stop dont buy china made prod dangerouse to u and ur pets

  24. vicke ernst
    August 15, 2013 | 12:16 am

    after my dayate a fresh bag like
    wish was bought recentlyi had a prize poerainian. they have all been raise on iams
    so I feel this is what happened ..I bought the iams. my dog died and I don’t have the bag. im broken hearted

  25. rese
    August 15, 2013 | 12:12 am

    were any iams cat foods recalled??

  26. marilyn
    August 15, 2013 | 12:00 am

    I have a really fussy dog when it comes to dry food and was recently going to change him over to Ekanuba.Glad I didn’t.Used in past with other dogs and never had a problem.Am only buying foods that say made in the USA.You say your food is made here,then why is it being contaminated? Is it because of how other animals are fed because I know there are by products in your food.With all the dry foods on the market,even the ones made in the USA, I am afraid now to feed my dog any of it!!!Even with real people food such as chicken and red meat,I am reading a book called “EAT to LIVE” by Joel Fuhrman,MD, and afraid to just give my dogs a mush made with that.The book would explain why.What is going on,and why is the food for dogs made in the USA being contaminated? I need an answer please. My email is Thank you. Hope this problem is resolved quickly and there are no deaths caused from!

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