Mars Petcare US and the Food & Drug Administration announced on August 26, a voluntary recall of 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dog food, citing that they possibly contain foreign material.
Only four states were affected, and the dog food was sold in 12 Dollar General Stores. The recall only affects 15 lb. bags of the food in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The metal fragments are not imbedded in the food itself but could possibly be loose in the dry kibble. The fragments could cause injury if eaten.
The lot code on affected packages is 432C1KKM03 and can be found near the UPC near the bottom of the package. The Best By date is 8/5/15.
No other Pedigree products are included in this recall. If you have purchased this Pedigree dog food, contact Mars Petcare at 800/305-5206 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST or return the food to your retailer for a full refund or exchange.
Mars Petcare is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from their inventory.
UPDATE: September 1, 2014.
Mars Petcare has expanded the recall of its Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food. In the first recall, only 15 lb. bags of the product sold at Dollar General stores in 4 states were involved. This newest addition to the recall includes 55 lb. bags of this dog food sold at Sam’s Club stores in Michigan, Louisiana, and Ohio.
The lot code for this latest recall is #432E1KKMo3 and the Best By date is 8/7/2015.
As before, if you feel you have purchased this food, return it to your retailer or contact Mars Petcare at the phone number listed above.