Recalled Pedigree dog food may contain metal fragments
Mars Petcare US has expanded its voluntary recall of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food that may contain small metal fragments. In addition to the 15-pound bags sold at Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana between the dates of Aug. 18-25, 55-pound bags of the Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food are now being recalled from Sam's Club stores in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio as well.
The affected bags were produced in one manufacturing facility and shipped only to Dollar General and Sam's Club retailers the company says. Mars Petcare reports in a company release that metal fragments may have entered the packages during the production process, but are not embedded in the food itself. The facility production line has been shut down until the issue is resolved.
The recalled dog food at Dollar General stores will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads "432C1KKM03" and a "Best Before" date of 8/5/15. The affected product was only sold in Dollar General Stores in the following cities:
The recalled dog food at Sam's Club stores will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads "432E1KKM03" and a "Best Before" date of 8/7/15. The affected product was only sold in Sam's Club stores between Aug. 14-30 in the following cities:
Consumers who purchased the recalled products are encouraged to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. Mars Petcare states that it is working with Dollar General and Sam's Club to ensure the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit pedigree.com/update.