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Recall of dog food sold in Walmart stores

FRANKLIN, Tenn.
(Youdle)
Mars Petcare US has issued a voluntary recall of 315 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food. The recall affects only the 44 lb. bag size due to the potential presence of loose metal pieces, which poses a health hazard to pets.

Specifics of the Recall

The recalled product details are as follows:

  • 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
  • Retailer: Walmart
  • Distribution Areas: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

The Best By Date and Lot Code are located on the bottom seal of the back of the bag.

Health Concerns

The potential contamination with loose metal pieces could pose significant health risks to pets. Pet owners who have purchased the affected product are advised to stop using it immediately. Signs of metal ingestion in pets can include abnormal behavior or physical distress. If any such signs are observed, pet owners should contact a veterinarian promptly.

To date, there have been no reported cases of pet injury or illness related to the recalled product. However, the recall has been initiated as a precautionary measure to ensure pet safety.

Consumer Guidance

Consumers who have purchased the affected PEDIGREE® dog food can contact Mars Petcare US for a return or with any questions. The company's consumer care line is available at 1-800-525-5273, operating 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 also available on their website at www.pedigree.com/update.

Company and Retailer Actions

Mars Petcare US is working in conjunction with Walmart to ensure that the affected products are removed from store shelves and inventory in the affected states. The company has emphasized that no other PEDIGREE® or Mars Petcare products are affected by this recall.

Background on PEDIGREE®

PEDIGREE® is known globally as a leading brand in dog food and treats, with a wide variety of products designed for dogs at various life stages. The brand is a part of Mars, Incorporated and has a longstanding commitment to dog welfare and adoption.

For more updates on this recall and other related information, visit the official PEDIGREE® website at www.pedigree.com/update.

Contact Information for the Recall:

This recall underscores the importance of vigilance and prompt action in ensuring the safety of pet food products. 

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