Mars Petcare recalls 315 bags of PEDIGREE dog food

Metal pieces can end up in a dog food bag due to equipment malfunctions or wear and tear in the manufacturing process.

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Adapted from a press release: 

Mars Petcare US recalled 315 bags of PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food in the 44 lb. bag size, due to the potential presence of loose metal pieces in the bag, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled pet food products have a Best-by Date of March 4, 2025 and Lot Code 410B2TXT02. This is a limited voluntary recall only affecting 315 bags of product sold by Walmart in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Lot Code: 410B2TXT02

The potential presence of loose metal pieces in the bag could pose a health hazard to pets. There have been no reports of pet injury or illness regarding the potentially impacted product.

Metal pieces can end up in a dog food bag due to equipment malfunctions or wear and tear in the manufacturing process. Faulty machinery or loose parts from processing equipment can lead to contamination. Implementing regular maintenance and rigorous quality control checks can help mitigate this risk,

No other PEDIGREE or Mars Petcare US products are affected or being recalled. Mars Petcare US is working with Walmart in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and have been removed from inventory.

About Mars Petcare

Mars Petcare is one of the top two pet food companies on Earth, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Database. Its nearly 50 pet food brands include five, billion-dollar brands. The company is increasingly looking to diversify its revenue streams. Mars Petcare also owns the BluePearl chain of emergency and specialty veterinary care clinics Banfield and VCA animal hospitals.

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