Several recalls were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the last few days. They include recalls of pet food, canned soup and nutritional supplements.
VETERINARIAN-SOLD, SPECIALIZED DRY PET FOOD
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.
The following dry pet food products are included:
Product Name Version “Best-By” Dates UPC Codes
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Naturally Wild All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Pure All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin All dry sizes 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.
These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.
Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. 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 have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.
For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).
CHICKEN WITH RICE SOUP
Bay Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling 10.5 oz cans of Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup because some cans are mislabeled and may contain Vegetarian Vegetable Soup. The mislabeled product contains undeclared egg and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
No adverse reactions have been reported to date. In addition to working in cooperation with the FDA, Bay Valley Foods is issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. The recall was initiated after receipt of a consumer complaint.
The recalled product labeled as Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup is marked with “BEST BY 01 05 12″ that can be found on the bottom of the can. Product affected by this recall may have been distributed to Aldi stores nationwide. No other products or brands are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup can return it to an Aldi store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bay Valley Foods Consumer Response Department at (1-800-236-1119) between the hours 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
Nutraloid Labs Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of two dietary supplement products sold under the names: ejaculoid XXTREME and stimuloid II.
Nutraloid Labs Inc. has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis of ejaculoid XXTREME, Lot 79935, and stimuloid II, Lot 79936, by the FDA found that the products contain sulfoaildenafil, similar in structure to Sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making these products unapproved drugs. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
The recalled products listed below were distributed in black plastic bottles to distributors and via internet sales.
Brand Name Size Lot UPC
Ejaculoid XXTREME 30 Capsules/Bottle 79935 12/12 8 04879 17868 2
Stimuloid II 30 Capsules/Bottle 79936 12-12 8 04879 17867 5
No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with these products.
Customers who have any of the above products in their possession should stop using them immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking these products.
Consumers and healthcare professionals should report any adverse events that may be related to the use of the above products to the FDA’s Med Watch Adverse Event Reporting Program online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm9, by phone 1-800-FDA-1088, or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10 by mail to FDA Med Watch, HF-2, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 or fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
Nutraloid Labs Inc. is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the FDA. Consumers should return any unused product to the place of purchase or contact Nutraloid Labs Inc. directly at 1-772-291-7510, Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm EDT.