Mars Petcare Recalls Dog Food with Plastic

On June 30, Mars Petcare announced a voluntary recall of three of its varieties of PEDIGREE® canned food due to a choking hazard.

According to a statement, the recalled cans “may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process” but they replaced the conveyor belt and consider the issue to be resolved. Some people have reported finding pieces plastic, but no injuries or illnesses have been reported.

The recalled dog food has been distributed throughout the U.S. and includes cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the following UPC codes:

  • 2310034974 Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices
  • 2310001913 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
  • 2310023045 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices

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.

The company is encouraging people who have purchased the recalled dog food to throw it away or return it for a full refund or exchange. For questions or more information, you can call 1-877-720-3335.

If you’ve had a problem, you can also contact the Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your area.

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Jennifer S.
Jennifer S5 years ago

I think of Pedigree as the equivalent of McDonald's for people - junk food. I would not feed my companions this type of low quality food.

David N.
David N5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

devon leonard
Devon Leonard5 years ago

good that there is a recall..

ann break
Ann B5 years ago

Glad they are doing a recall.

Jessie R.
Jessie R5 years ago

I dont feed her most dog foods like pedigree because the main ingredient is usually some kind of filler like corn meal. I feed her Cannadea(not sure if thats spelled right), because the main ingredients are beef, chicken, and lamb, with veggies like potatos and carrots. If you actually take the time to look at the ingredients for most well known brands like Iams or pedigree(or even science diet), you wont be impressed. If the first ingredient on the list isnt some kind of meat(and I dont mean by-products), its not healthy for your dog.

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago

Thanks for the information about this recall.

Alex H.
Alex H5 years ago

The words "Pedigree"and "Pet Care"conjure up a meaning of good for your dog.In my opinion,nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to processed,salt,sugar and additive-laden pet food.I wouldn't feed it to my dog even if it wasn't contaminated with bits of blue plastic!!The fact is raw food is best,and raw meaty bones crucial to a dog's health and well-being.It's all too easy to open a can of crap for your pet but they are paying for that with obesity and shortened lives,a bit like humans really,except that pets have no choice in what they are fed.When vets sold their souls to the giant pet food manufacturers by selling these products in their surgeries,I was deeply saddened.But it does guarantee a steady stream of sick pets through the door??!!A bit like the modern medicine industry,really.....?!

pandora Greenwitch
Hannah Short5 years ago

why does anyone buy anything from the mars corporations anyway, they test of animals

Anita Wisch
Anita Wisch5 years ago

I applaud Mars Petcare for the speed in which it is notifying it's consumers.