Stray Plastic Piece Ingestion Hazard Prompts Recall of Pedigree Dog Food

Posted on July 2, 2012

Recalls might seem like they’re more prevalent than ever.  But it’s important to note that not all recalls affect humans.

Take this next recall for example.  Mars Petcare has announced a recall of three different canned Pedigree dog foods.  Those recalled items are Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner with Beef and Liver or Chicken and Rice, each iun Meaty Juices, and Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices.  Each of the items in question has a best by date from February 24 to March 24 of 2014, and a lot code with 209 through 212 as the first three digits.

The dog food, which was available from retail locations across the entire country, was recalled because there’s a danger that the cans might have chunks of blue plastic intermingled with the food.  A broken conveyor belt was apparently responsible for this defect, and the company has stated that they have since replaced that component.

Thankfully, no reports of dogs becoming sick as a result of eating these products has come to the attention of the company.  However, there have been consumers who have reportedly found these blue plastic pieces.  Given the threat, anyone who feeds their dogs these items is being advised to bring the cans back to where they were purchased for a refund.  If they prefer, they can simply discard the items without feeding the dog food to their animal.

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