DAYTON, Ohio, March 30, 2007 /CNW/ --
-- There is no melamine or wheat gluten in any Iams or Eukanuba dry pet
foods on store shelves.
-- Iams and Eukanuba dry pet foods do not contain wheat gluten and are
made in P&G Pet Care plants (not Menu Foods). Pet owners should know
that they may feel safe and confident in feeding all Iams and Eukanuba
dry foods, which are not manufactured by Menu Foods and are not part
of this recall.
-- Consumers should feel secure in feeding Iams and Eukanuba products.
Only a small portion of our products were affected by the Menu Foods
recall, and these products have already been removed from retail store
shelves in the U.S. and Canada.
-- P&G Pet Care immediately suspended production of all wet pet foods at
the affected Menu Foods Emporia plant on March 14, 2007.
-- P&G Pet Care has shared all of its data and continues to cooperate
fully with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in this
-- We have provided consumers and veterinarians the information they need
to address their questions and concerns.
-- A special task force of veterinary health professionals recently
reviewed P&G Pet Care's voluntary participation in the Menu Foods
recall and our quality assurance procedures. The consensus statement
from this special task force was as follows:
"The independent task force of veterinary health professionals
commends P&G Pet Care highly for its rapid voluntary participation in
the Menu Foods wet pet food recall and sharing of information with
regulatory authorities, veterinarians, and consumers on the occurrence
of an unusual renal failure syndrome in pets. Veterinarians and pet
owners should feel safe recommending and feeding Iams and Eukanuba dry
foods and wet food products not involved in this recall."
For further information:
For further information: Kurt Iverson of P&G Pet Care, +1-937-264-7436
Web Site: http://www.pg.com