Originally published in the Clarion-Ledger on 8/30/2014.
Dog food manufacturer announces recall of some PEDIGREE® Dog food sold in Miss.
Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Dug Administration (FDA).
The bags were sold between Aug. 18 and 25 at Dollar General Stores in Vicksburg and Magnolia, as well as in other Dollar General stores in Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.
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 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.
“We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange,”
noted the release. “We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.”
To identify the 15-pound bags of
PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food, look for 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.
The FDA notes that no other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.
Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.