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RECALL ALERT: Pedigree Canned Dog Food

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Mars Petcare announced a voluntary recall of three of their canned dog food products late Saturday night – Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices, Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef and Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices, and Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken and Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices. The products pose a potential choking hazard, as they may contain small bits of blue plastic.

Please see the official recall notice from Pedigree below or at Pedigree.com.

June 30, 2012

At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us. For that reason, we have initiated a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process. The issue has been resolved at our manufacturing facility by replacing a conveyor belt with a redesigned tracking mechanism.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Please see detailed information on the affected products below. You can also reach us at 1-877-720-3335 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.



Franklin, Tennessee (June 30, 2012)– Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with all of our distributors and retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Recalled Pet Food Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.


No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food, or dog treats.

At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.

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  1. Avatar Of Lillian Blake

    Lillian Blake


    Looked for a place to comment / ask about “finding bits of clear looking plastic in puppy complete” It resembles rice noodles and 1 piece was over an inch long. It was chicken & beef dinner and I made certain was not noodles by putting a piece in water. Code on can bottom looks like “BB042516 21 2 418AKKCF 1919WP”
    We foster shelter pregnant moms and their puppies before they go from Georgia to Minnesota rescues. We keep Wal-Mart out of their pedigree canned puppy and use the puppy dry & canned for the nursing moms — Maybe this was just a piece of a conveyer belt too. Thank you for checking this out — puppies and nursing moms are too precious whether they come from high kill shelters or breeders.

  2. Avatar Of Test test says:

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  3. Avatar Of K.l.



    I checked my stock and had two cans left over. My oldest dog passed away from complications that started with her choking after her eating this food and with already cut vocal chords due to being debarked (by previous owners), she became really sick due to complications between the two issues. She couldn’t beat the respiratory issues she developed and passed away.

  4. Avatar Of B. C.

    B. C.


    My thing here is how did this happen? How could bits of plastic end up in the dog food in the 1st place? It is quite concerning when we buy things for any of our furry babies expecting them to be safe and when we turn about for a few seconds something new is happening in regards to our pets whether food or other items to use with or on them. Pushes the idea of going all natural for our furry babies..yes? and how can we be assured that this will not happen again?

  5. Avatar Of Rick Hellams

    Rick Hellams


    I DID find it it mine, about 2 weeks ago. I was not very big, proably about the size of your pinky nail but did look like it had been torn off something. Not hard, sorta soft, like a thick trash bag and it was a vivid blue, so I am grateful for the color, otherwise I would have fed it to the babies. But, no harm and I still love your product ! 🙂

  6. Avatar Of John Kyrouac

    John Kyrouac


    I checked our sopply of Pedigree and have none of the cans on your recall list. Our Allie Girl likes your canned food mixed with a little of your dry food and warmed in the microwave for about twenty seconds. She is slightly spoiled but we love her. We have no plans to change her food as she doed very well on it. Allie is not a pedigree dog–She is an AMERICAN LOVE.
    Thank you
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  7. Avatar Of Kari Powell kari powell says:

    I have been feeding my dogs Pedigree Lamb with Vegtables, Vegitable Stew and Garden Beef( something like that)
    My dogs are my world and if this stuff is found in some foods and not others..I find that hard to believe. That leaves me syuck trying to find another food. My dogs will Not Be Eating Pedigree until this is defenitly fixed. Please notify me when that happens.
    Sincerly Kari Powell

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