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PEDIGREE® expands its recall of dog food due to metal fragments

PEDIGREE expands its recall of dog food
PEDIGREE expands its recall of dog food
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PEDIGREE® has expand its recall of dog food as reported in a FDA press release. The expansion adds two new States and another retailer that were shipped bags of food suspected to contain "foreign materials."

Commercial pet food brand PEDIGREE® announced on August 26, 2014 that it was recalling 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products in the United States. The recall of this product was due to foreign materials found in the bags of food. This foreign material was reported to be metal fragments. Although the material is not embedded in the food itself it is present in the bags.

"Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, 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," the original FDA press release reported.

The recall was originally reported to have only affected select bags sold in Dollar General stores in the following States- Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. However the FDA reported on August 31 that the recall is now expanding to include another retailer of the recalled food.

"The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam's Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio," the new FDA press release reported.

PEDIGREE® is part of Mars Incorporated and is sold at most pet food stores and grocery stores.

For full details of the PEDIGREE® pet food recall and a list of bags affected click here.