Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of their PEDIGREE® weight management canned food products due to a potential choking risk. The issue has been identified and corrected at their manufacturing facility. Please note, no other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food, or dog treats.
The full press release with information about the three canned food products affected and information on how pet owners can check to see if their can is one of the products in voluntary recall is available at www.pedigree.com/update. Pet owners can also call 1-877-720-3335.
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.
More from the Mars Petcare recall notice:
As you know, at PEDIGREE® brand, we love all dogs and care deeply about their health, happiness and well-being. And, at Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. Thankfully, we have not received any reports of illness or injury associated with the affected product.
At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process. The issue has been resolved at our manufacturing facility by replacing a conveyor belt with a redesigned tracking mechanism.
At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Please see detailed information on the affected products below. You can also reach us at 1-877-720-3335 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.