Dog Food Recall: FDA Finds Metal in Pedigree Dog Food, Issues Warning

Juilia Ruskin
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food. This recall, affecting 315 bags, is due to the discovery of metal pieces in the food, posing a serious risk to dogs. Here’s what you need to know to keep your pet safe.

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Specifics of the Recalled Dog Food

The recall targets 44-pound bags with the lot code 410B2TXT02 and a best-by date of March 4, 2025. If you purchased this product, check the back of the packaging near the bottom of the bag next to the barcode to see if it is part of the affected lot. This is especially important if you bought it at a Walmart store in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or Texas, where these shipments were sent.

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The packaging is bright yellow with a golden retriever on the front and a blue rosette logo with “Pedigree” in white lettering. If you find that you have one of these bags, do not feed it to your pet. Instead, return it to the store for an exchange.

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FDA’s Response and Precautions

The FDA acted quickly to announce this recall, ensuring that the affected bags were removed from shelves. As of now, there have been no reports of injury or illness to pets from consuming this food. Mars Petcare US, the company behind Pedigree, advises pet owners to monitor their pets for any unusual behavior if they believe their pet has eaten the affected food and to contact a veterinarian if there are any concerns.

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Returning the Product

If you have purchased one of the recalled bags, you can return it to the store for a different bag with a different lot number. There is no need to panic about the entire brand’s lineup, as Mars Petcare US has assured that the rest of their products are safe and uncontaminated.

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Other FDA Food Recalls

Food recalls by the FDA are not uncommon. The agency has strict guidelines to ensure the safety of products. Contaminations can include undeclared allergens, harmful bacteria like E.coli or salmonella, or foreign objects like metal or plastic. For example, in April, the FDA recalled bulk-buy Creamy Creations ice cream cups due to metal shards, similar to the current Pedigree dog food recall.

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It is important to stay informed about product recalls to ensure the safety of your pets and family. By taking the necessary precautions and returning any affected products, you can help maintain the health and well-being of your furry friends.

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What should I do if I have the recalled dog food?

Return the recalled bag to the store for an exchange.

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How do I know if my dog’s food is part of the recall?

Check the lot code (410B2TXT02) and best-by date (March 4, 2025) on the back of the packaging.

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Has anyone reported injuries or illnesses from the recalled food?

No, there have been no reports of injury or illness associated with the recalled food.

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Are other Pedigree products safe?

Yes, Mars Petcare US has assured that only the specified bags are affected and the rest of their products are safe.

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What should I do if my pet shows unusual behavior after eating the food?

Contact a veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual behavior in your pet.

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