Friday, July 6

Dog Food Recall on Pedigree

Happy Friday everyone!  Though I try to have good or fun news on Friday, I thought this was more important.

There has been yet another recall on dog food, this time products manufactured by Mars Petcare US because of the risk of foreign objects being mixed into the food.  Specifically, Pedigree canned dog food, below are the details.

Announced last Saturday, June 30, it's a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of Pedigree weight-management canned dog foods "due to a potential choking risk," according to the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch. The specific products being recalled are these:
+ Pedigree Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices
+ Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
+ Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices
They have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a best before date between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.
According to the Dogster blog "It seems that small pieces of blue plastic "entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved," reads the press release. Mars Petcare US warns that the food should not be given to pets or sold in stores. All three of the affected lines were distributed to retail consumers throughout the United States."

"If you have purchased affected product, discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. "While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product."

"Mars Petcare US is working with distributors and the public to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory. "

No other Pedigree products, wet or dry, are affected.