Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of 22 15-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The recall was expanded on September 1 to include select 55-pound bags, as well. 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, 2014, in Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, 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. Consumers who have purchased affected product are encouraged to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. There have been no reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.
Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
15-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the UPC code 23100 10944 are included in this voluntary recall. 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.
55-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio with the UPC code 23100 10731 are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432E1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/7/15.
No other Pedigree products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.