Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food Recall

We received the following release from Iams this morning and wanted to share this asap:

CINCINNATI, OH December 6, 2011 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.   This product has already been retrieved from store shelves.  No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.

Product affected by this announcement:

Product Name Version Code Date UPC Code
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013 7.0 lb bag 12784177I6 1901402305
8.0 lb bag 12794177D2


17.5 lb bag 12794177K1



The affected product lot was distributed to a limited number of retailers located in the eastern United States (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA).  These retailers have already removed this product from store shelves.  No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

While no health effects related to this product have been reported, P&G retrieved this product as a precautionary measure.  Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.  Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at 866-908-1569

(Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or www.iams.com

15 thoughts on “Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food Recall

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  3. OH, I am so mad. Wal Mart, rather than remove the puppy food…put it on SALE for $5 a bag. I bought three, since was what my Chihuahua always ate.
    YES, he got sick and I never knew what caused it. But he refuses to eat it since I nursed him back with rice, pediolyte, and cooked chicken breast.

    NOW am wondering if any long term damage.
    I recommend NOW! dog food. Anyone have
    info about long term affects from the IAMS
    toxin OR about what we should do to Walmart for
    their selling it?

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  5. Iams is the lower form of Eukanuba – and for a long time has
    had problems with its food. People should be concerned about the
    other pet product it also produces – I agree @ Allison – don’t fall
    for advertisment or above all COUPONS>>>>>>>>>

  6. ain’t that nice-
    now where DO they PURCHASE their grain from and what other manufactureres MIGHT BE involved as well ?
    iams can’t have this market all to themselves.
    and Tiffany ? they’ve been in recalls before and there are alternatives out there for a quality food .

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  8. @Diana
    If you have questions, you should talk to your pets dr., (veterinarian) They will have the most current and best advice for your pet

  9. Any food including food for human consumption can be recalled. There are plenty of good foods that have been recalled, and many times they are voluntarily recalled prior to any mandatory recalls due to the company wanting to be safe for all of us. Iams is a good food along with many other dog/cat food brands out there. Feeding a food such as this makes sure your pet is getting a well balanced meal, and making sure all of the nutritional needs are meant. It is very hard for people to do this with homemade diets.

    • Well, I have to disagree because now in May 2013 I just changed my puppies food to the iam’s brand same name brand as was recalled from Walmart and guess what they are very sick, and both of them…this is more than a coincidence this is evidence that there is something wrong with this brand of food. There is something very wrong and toxic with the food, my puppies were healthy and happy just 2 days prior and then they slowly went down hill. they are now very, very sick and I took them to the vet just a few weeks before and got health check and all was perfect. You are wrong, beware this food brand is bad!!!

  10. @Allison Allison, Do you make your own pet food? Can you recommend a place to go for healthy recipes, to make your own pet food. Is there a company out there that does make decent food for our beloved babies? I know a lot of questions, but was hoping you would share your knowledge..


  11. It never ceases to amaze me that people still believe that commercial pet food companies have your pet’s best interest at heart. Commercial pet food companies put the lowest quality ingredients in pet food…diseased and decaying meats…and rotting grains. Iams is one of the WORST pet foods on the market. Consumer’s should do a little investigating when they choose a food for their pet…Please don’t fall for the manufacturer’s advertising.

  12. Thanks Dr for this information! I’m surprised this Iams puppy food is being recalled. I feed her Iams natural. I thought Iams is suppose to be one of the best puppy food out there? Thanks

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