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PEDIGREE dog food recalled; might contain metal fragments

MAGNOLIA and VICKSBURG — Mars Petcare US is voluntarily recalling PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material.

According to the company, the bags were produced in one manufacturing facility and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.

Affected bags, which were sold between Aug. 18-25 in Dollar General stores in Magnolia and Vicksburg as well as in Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.

Mars Petcare is encouraging consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

The company says it has not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.

Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar Generals in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code 23100 10944 are included in this recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a “Best Before” date of 8/5/15.

No other PEDIGREE products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.

Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.

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