Virbac has issued an expanded recall (originated in April 2013) for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables heartworm preventative. Several lots are below the potency levels to protect dogs against heartworms.

IVERHART_PLUS_Flavored_Chewable_TabletsThe following lot numbers of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables are included in the expanded recall:

Small (up to 25lbs)

120092: Small (up to 25lbs)

120397: Small (up to 25lbs)

120398: Small (up to 25lbs)

120798: Small (up to 25lbs)

 

Medium (26-50lbs)

120090: Medium (26-50lbs)

120301: Medium (26-50lbs)

120378: Medium (26-50lbs)

120450: Medium (26-50lbs)

121282: Medium (26-50lbs)

 

Large (51-100lbs)

120091: Large (51-100lbs)

120127:Large (51-100lbs)

120195: Large (51-100lbs)

120207: Large (51-100lbs)

120256: Large (51-100lbs)

120289: Large(51-100lbs)

120300: Large (51-100lbs)

120305: Large (51-100lbs)

120306: Large (51-100lbs)

120377: Large (51-100lbs)

120379: Large (51-100lbs)

120434: Large (51-100lbs)

120440: Large (51-100lbs)

120464: Large (51-100lbs)

120651: Large (51-100lbs)

120658: Large (51-100lbs)

120678: Large (51-100lbs)

120831: Large (51-100lbs)

121110: Large (51-100lbs)

121150: Large (51-100lbs)

121283: Large (51-100lbs)

121386: Large (51-100lbs)

 

This recall does not affect Iverhart Max products.

According to a Virbac letter obtained by Pet360, testing revealed that fourteen lots were below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration. The company also notes that the other seventeen lots remain within specification, but are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

For questions or concerns about the Iverhart Plus recall, please contact Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052. http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/nws-dg-virbac-expands-recall-iverhart-plus-flavored-chewables#.UhaOlj_WHIU

 

The Virbac website did not provide a notice regarding this recall. The FDA website provided the following two Enforcement Reports (see below – reports dated week of July 3, 2013) for this recall – but no recall press release was available on the FDA website. This is most likely due to the classification of this recall (Class III) being not life threatening.

Enforcement Report

Enforcement Report