Mars Expands Pedigree Dog Food Recall Over Metal Fragments
Last 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.”
This week, however, the company expanded the recall. In addition to the 22 15-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food that were shipped to 12 Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana, the recall now includes 55-pound bags sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
That foreign material is small metal fragments, which might have gotten into the food during a 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 it says it “may present a risk if consumed.”
The 55-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. Affected 55-pound bags were sold between Aug. 14 and Aug. 30 at Sam’s Club in:
Michigan: Comstock Park, Muskegon, Jackson, Roseville, Saginaw
Ohio: Dayton, Holland, Lima
The 15-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:
Arkansas: Perryville, Cabot
Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Calhoun, Hineston, Jonesville, Pineville, Slaughter
Mississippi: Magnolia, Vicksburg
The company has not received any reports of illness. Customers are encouraged to return the bags for a full refund.
Pet owners can call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update for more info.
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