Mars recalls Pedigree dog food for metal fragments, shuts plant during investigation

Yesterday, Mars Petcare announced a recall of a limited number of bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of metal fragments. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.

Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.

Mars encourages consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. I encourage consumers to save the food and call an attorney if your dog becomes ill from ingesting metal fragments.

Only 15-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Obviously, the lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15 along with the UPC 23100 10944 on the Pedigree Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags.

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update

*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:

Arkansas:

  • Perryville
  • Cabot

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge
  • Calhoun
  • Hineston
  • Jonesville
  • Pineville
  • Slaughter

Mississippi

  • Magnolia
  • Vicksburg

Tennessee

  • Memphis

SOURCE: FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts>Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

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