News Releases

July 3, 2012

Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Range of PedigreeĀ® Brand Wet Dog Food

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food.

Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

The affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved. Consumers who purchased the affected product are encouraged to discard it or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, Mars Petcare US has not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

The affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with its distributors and retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Recalled Pet Food 

Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall.  Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.

UPC

DESCRIPTION

2310034974

PEDIGREE +® Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entrée in Meaty Juices

2310001913

PEDIGREE® Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices

2310023045

PEDIGREE®  Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices

No other PEDIGREE® products are affected.

Mars Petcare US takes its responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update1 2.

The full recall can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm310400.htm?source=govdelivery

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