Recall on Pedigree® Adult Complete Nutrition

Most pet owners know that having a pet requires many responsibilities like caring and protecting your pets. One way is by providing nutritional food and a safe environment. However, as cautious as you may be, there are some things that are out of your control, such as production errors in the manufacturing of pet foods or toys that can be hazardous. Past recalls include all Natura Pet Products in 2013 after the FDA found salmonella in one of its products and the “Snuggling Furry Friend” toy recalled in 2012 at Petco after it was discovered that it contained toxic chemicals. A current issue that may affect your pet is the Pedigree® recall of its Adult Complete Nutrition dog food.

What happened?

On August 31, 2014, Pedigree® announced that it was extending the recall of one of its products, Pedigree® Complete Nutrition, because of  contamination from metal fragments. Only the 15-pound bags were initially recalled in Dollar General Stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi, but now, the recall has been expanded to 55-pound bags sold in Sam’s Club located in Michigan and Ohio.

Why did it happen?

The recall was voluntary, and initiated by Pedigree® after realizing some bags of the Adult Complete Nutrition contained small metal fragments that likely got into the packaging during the production process. The metal pieces were not found to be embedded directly into the food itself, but loose pieces that could cause a health risk if swallowed.

What can I do?

1)     Check the barcode on your dog food bag if you have recently purchased Pedigree® Adult Complete Nutrition 15 or 50-pound bags from either Dollar General or Sam’s Club.

2)     Look for the UPC code 2310010944 (15-pound bag) or 2310010731 (55-pound bag).

3)     Call Mars Petcare at 1-800-305-5206 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) if you have questions.

By monitoring and checking the food before serving it, you can be sure to have your dog happy and healthy for days to come. Visit the FDA website for notices of pet food recalls, and the Consumer Affairs website for recalls regarding toys and other major products.

http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/toy-safety-and-recalls

 

 

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