Procter and Gamble has issued a voluntary retrieval of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats, due to potential for mold growth. The company has not received any reports of human or pet illness, and it says that no other products are affected.
The Impacted lot numbers include:
Iams Shakeables Turkey, 6oz:
419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A, 419715A
Iams Shakeables Lamb, 6oz
To find your code, look at the bottom of the can, at the first four numbers of the second line:
If you have questions about this voluntary withdrawal, please call Proctor and Gamble (Iams) at 1-877-894-4458.
Seattle Dogspot did some sleuthing and discovered that Iams “made no mention of the recall on its website. The Dogspot writer then posted a message on the Iams Facebook page, asking if it was going to post info about the matter on its website (the posting, you should know, first appeared on the PetSmart corporate website).
Dogspot received this response:
“Robert, thanks for your post. We’ve requested retailers to remove a few lots of Shakeables treats from their shelves because they have the potential to get moldy. Clearly, these do not meet our quality standards. We consulted with the FDA before we took any action and have followed their guidance on proper notification procedures. If you have more questions, please give us a call at 1-877-894-4458. Janet”
Editor’s Note: Iams has now remedied this, and the following message is available on its website:
“Last week, we posted on the P&G web site a voluntary retrieval of specific lots of Iams Shakeables (see above). Today, we are notifying retailers that the FDA has revised their previous assessment from voluntary product retrieval to voluntary product recall. No additional lots of Shakeables have been added; this is a classification update only.”