Mars Petcare US announced it is expanding its voluntary recall of some bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food because they may contain small metal fragments.
According to the original recall notice Aug. 27, the fragments may have entered bags during the production process at a manufacturing facility. The facility has temporarily been shut down.
“While the small metal fragments are not embedded in the food itself, [they] may present a risk of injury if consumed,” Mars Petcare stated.
The initial recall was for only 22 bags sold at Dollar General stores in four states, but it has now been extended to include 55-pound bags sold at Sam’s Club locations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
“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,” Mars Petcare said in a press release yesterday. “We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.”
If you bought one of the recalled products, throw it away or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.
If you have questions about the recall, visit pedigree.com/update or call 800-305-5206 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
Here’s the latest information.
15-Pound Bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Sold at Dollar General
The 22 recalled 15-pound bags sold at Dollar General stores have a lot code (located on the back of the bag) of 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15.
They were sold from Aug. 18 through 25 at the following Dollar General stores:
- Arkansas: Perryville; Cabot
- Louisiana: Baton Rouge; Calhoun; Hineston; Jonesville; Pineville; Slaughter
- Mississippi: Magnolia; Vicksburg
- Tennessee: Memphis
55-Pound Bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Sold at Sam’s Club
The expanded recall now includes 55-pound bags sold at Sam’s Club stores, with the lot code (located on the back of the bag) of 432E1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/7/15.
They were sold from Aug. 14 through 30 at the following Sam’s Club stores:
- Indiana: Kokomo
- Michigan: Comstock Park; Muskegon; Jackson; Roseville; Saginaw
- Ohio: Dayton; Holland; Lima
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