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Pedigree expands dog food recall

Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food is under recall in 7 states
Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food is under recall in 7 states
Photo by Larry Busacca

Mars Petcare has expanded last week’s dog food recall to include 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club stores. The original recall only involved 15-pound bags sold at Dollar General Stores. The Seattle Times reported on Sept. 2, 2014, that the recall is due to the bags containing small metal fragments.

The recalled dog food contains small metal fragments that a pet could ingest. Although the fragments are not imbedded in the food, they still pose a health risk to pets if eaten. It is believed that the fragments found their way into the dog food bags during the manufacturing process. This is a voluntary recall by Mars Petcare.

The new recall adds 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club stores in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The bags 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 August 14 and August 30, 2014.

The original recall was for 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Look for 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, 2014. Pedigree has a complete listing of all bags under recall on their website.

Consumers should return any packages of recalled dog food to the store where it was purchased. A full refund will be given. Do not attempt to feed recalled dog food to your pet. No injuries or illness have been reported with the pet food under recall. Only these two bags of PEDIGREE® Dog Food is affected by this recall. No other pet food or treats are involved.

Mars Petcare, the manufacturer of PEDIGREE® Dog Food made the following statement about the recall:

“At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.”