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Mars Recalls Pedigree Dog Food After Finding Metal Fragments

The limited recall affects certain 15-pound bags sold in Dollar General Stores in four states.

 |  Aug 28th 2014  |   1 Contribution


On Wednesday (Aug. 27) Mars Petcare US announced a recall of 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the presence of a “foreign material.” 

That foreign material is small metal fragments, which may have gotten in there during some production mishap -- the company isn’t quite sure. It has shut down the production line in that facility to investigate.

Mars says the metal is not embedded in the food, but is loose in the bags, and says it “may present a risk if consumed.”

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The 22 15-pound bags were shipped to 12 Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, and they were sold between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The company has not received any reports of illness. Customers are encouraged to return the bags for a full refund. 

Affected bags have the following information:

Lot code: 432C1KKM03

UPC code: 23100 10944

Best Before date: 8/5/15

Pet owners can call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update for more info.

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