DETROIT (WWJ) - Make sure to double-check your dog’s food – especially if it’s Pedigree brand – because the company has issued a voluntary recall due to a potential choking risk.
Mars Petcare US is recalling a ”limited range” of three varieties of Pedigree weight management canned dog food, sold throughout the United States.
The company said the dog food may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. According to the company, a conveyor belt broke and small pieces of the belt entered the food during the production process.
Only cans of Pedigree weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall.
Each of the recalled products will have a lot code printed on the bottom 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.
The recalled products include:
- Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entrée in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310034974)
- Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310001913)
- Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310023045)
While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, the company said they haven’t received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected products.
No other Pedigree products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food or dog treats.
Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com.