Mars Petcare voluntarily recalled certain bags of their Pedigree brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the presence of metal fragments in the bags last week. The original recall involved only 15-lb bags purchased through Dollar General stores.
That recall has now been expanded to include bags purchased at other retail stores, in different sizes.
From the Food & Drug Administration:
This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.
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. 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.
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.
This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:
- 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
- 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.
UPC DESCRIPTION 23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags 23100 10731 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:
- Baton Rouge
Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:
- Comstock Park