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FDA: Dangerous Metal Contamination Found in Popular Pedigree Dog Food

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By Staff Writer | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC News & Media)Publish May 19th, 2024


Franklin, TN - Mars Petcare US, Inc. has issued an urgent and voluntary recall of 315 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food due to the horrifying discovery of loose metal pieces in the product. This alarming recall, announced on May 17, 2024, and published by the FDA on May 18, 2024, has sent shockwaves through pet owners nationwide.


Product Details:


  • Product: PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food

  • Bag Size: 44 lb.

  • Best By Date: March 4, 2025

  • Lot Code: 410B2TXT02


dog food recall

dog food recall


The contaminated products were exclusively sold by Walmart in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The dangerous metal fragments pose a severe health risk to pets, with potential for internal injuries, bleeding, or even death. Pet owners are urged to immediately check the Best By Date and Lot Code, which are located on the bottom seal of the back of the bag.


So far, no injuries or illnesses have been reported, but the risk remains significant. If your pet has consumed this tainted food, monitor them closely for any signs of distress, unusual behavior, or internal injury, and seek veterinary assistance immediately.


Consumers who have purchased the recalled product must stop using it immediately.


For returns or questions, contact Mars Petcare US consumer care at 1-800-525-5273. The hotline is available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST) Saturday and Sunday. Additional information is available at Pedigree's website.


Mars Petcare US is working closely with Walmart to ensure all affected products are removed from shelves. No other PEDIGREE® or Mars Petcare US products are included in this recall.


About the PEDIGREE® Brand:


The PEDIGREE® Brand, a cornerstone of Mars, Incorporated, is the world's leading dog food and treats brand, feeding more dogs than any other. With a commitment to dog health and adoption, the brand is trusted by millions. For more information, visit Pedigree's website.


Company Contact Information:


  • Consumers: Contact Mars Petcare US consumer care at 1-800-525-5273

The potential for harm is real, and pet owners must act quickly to protect their beloved companions from this dangerous threat.

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