More Than 300 Bags of Name-Brand Pet Food Recalled in 4 States

Updated: May 20, 2024

After distributing the product to Walmart locations, the manufacturer is calling on dog owners to discontinue use "due to the potential presence of loose metal pieces in the bag."

It’s agonizing to see our pets sick or in pain, and even worse when it’s due to something we gave them. That’s why this weekend a major pet food brand issued a voluntary limited recall on 315 bags of dog food “due to the potential presence of loose metal pieces in the bag.”

On Saturday, March 18, the US Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, published a recall announcement on behalf of Mars Petcare US, Inc., maker of PEDIGREE dog food. Mars has recalled PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food “in the 44 lb. bag size only,” the announcement reads, due to the possible presence of foreign materials that the recall states could pose a health hazard to pets.

The recalled PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition food reportedly can be identified by the lot code 410B2TXT02 and was sold at Walmart locations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The maker says it is working with Walmart “to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and have been removed from inventory.” The FDA’s announcement advises that consumers who purchased the product should “please stop using it,” adding: “If you believe your pet has consumed the affected product, you should monitor for unusual behavior and contact a veterinarian in the event of any concerns.”

The sources say no injuries or illnesses had yet been reported. Customers who believe they may have bought the recalled PEDIGREE food may “contact Mars Petcare US consumer care to initiate a return or with any questions at 1-800-525-5273 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 or visit”

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