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Procter & Gamble Issues Voluntary Recall of Some Iams Dog Food

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Procter & Gamble has voluntarily recalled certain bags of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food after finding aflatoxin levels above the accepted limit.

Marketwatch.com reported that aflatoxins are toxins produced by mold that grows in nuts, corn, wheat, seeds and legumes. Although they are known to cause cancer in animals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows them at low levels because they are considered unavoidable contaminants and pose little risk over a lifetime in occasional and small amounts.

The company recalled 7-, 8- and 17.5-pound bags of the Iams dog food with use by or expiration dates of Feb. 5 or Feb. 6, 2013.

The recall is being deemed a precautionary measure, as no illnesses have been reported in relation to the product. To be safe, if your pet has consumed the product and exhibits symptoms including sluggishness or lethargy, reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint in the eyes or gums or diarrhea -- you should see a veterinarian.
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