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Pedigree Dog Food Recall

Update to this recall posted by FDA:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.

Bags 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.

We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:

55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.

UPC DESCRIPTION
23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
23100 10731 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags

Dollar General
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:

Arkansas:
Perryville
Cabot
Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Calhoun
Hineston
Jonesville
Pineville
Slaughter
Mississippi
Magnolia
Vicksburg
Tennessee
Memphis

Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:

Michigan:
Comstock Park
Muskegon
Jackson
Roseville
Saginaw
Saginaw
Kokomo
Ohio
Dayton
Holland
Lima

FDA Recall Notice Click Here

At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have initiated a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The affected bags were sold in Dollar General stores in four states and, while the small metal fragments are not embedded in the food itself, it may present a risk of injury if consumed. We are working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled product is no longer sold and is removed from inventory.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

Only 15 pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at 12 Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall.

Each product will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC 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.

Source: http://www.pedigree.com/update/

37 comments

  1. It is sickening just to read the ingredient list on any Pedigree pet food label.

    • It’s also sickening to hear Pedigree say things like “we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us” and “we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously.” Who are they kidding?

    • May be sickening to you but it’s the only food my puppymill survivor will eat. Anything other and her belly is messed up for days and she is sick. Anything other, and I have watched, and it’s nothing but a soft gooey crap, that is what is sickening with the other dog foods. So don’t think one food is better than another, it may be the only thing some dogs can have to be regular.

      • This food contains EVERY POSSIBLE WRONG THING IN IT! It’s Corn and Slaughter House Waste, absolutely disgusting and should not be allowed on any shelf any where! I saw a comment from a woman name Jennifer and she is saying that it is “the only food her dog will eat or his stomach gets upset”. The REASON why your dog’s stomach does not get upset is because there is NOTHING of nutrional value in this food! If you at Starches and bland nothing you would not have a stomach ache either! Keep your dog on this food an your Puppy Mll Dog will have a Destroyed Liver and Kidney, Yeast Issues, Ear Infections, Obesitiy and Diabetes in a matter of time. YOU HAVE NOT LOOKED hard enough…PETSMART AND PETCO carry CRAP, go to Specialty Stores and get your dog on a good diet.

        • Thank you Kelley! You have stated what I and countless veterinarians have been trying to say for years.

          • While I agree, sometimes (and I’m not taking sides here) one has to go with what works…for them (e.g., Jennifer). I’m a longtime user/advocate of grain-free pet food (again Susan, “pet feed”), but I say to others “feed your animal loved ones the best food that you can afford.” Good nutrition is a lifelong learning curve for everyone.

        • Cheri Fun Fellinger

          Please don’t judge, if you haven’t had a LOT of experience with rescue dogs you may not have had this experience yet but it common for dogs off the street used to eating waste and going through garbage to survive that they just can’t handle the richness of quality dog foods. Their systems may never be able eat “normal” foods.

          I have several adult dogs that survived some parasite, virus or bacteria that a puppy mill dog I brought home passed on to every single one of my show dog/pets. To this day those dogs have uber sensitive stomachs and can only eat dry food and no treats or scraps.

          • I have cared for and re-homed countless dogs and cats that were homeless and abandoned, some that were just plain abused and near death. There is no excuse for keeping such animals on cheap low quality food. They need special care but they can be carefully switched over to a healthy diet.
            Such animals have health deficits to start out with and need the help of real nutrition and not the highly processed throw away products that many pet food companies are offering the pubic. They use the lowest quality ingredients and then add synthetic vitamins (processed in China) in order to cause the slop to meet the low standards set for them. Any nutritionist will tell you that you cannot substitute processed vitamins for real nutrition!
            Mill animals do have a bit of a disadvantage over feral or stay animals because they have been eating processed food sometimes for years while stray or feral animals eat dead animals or garbage. Sadly, dead animals and garbage are many times much closer to real food than highly processed throw away food (basically garbage to begin with). That processed food is much harder for the body to metabolize than real food is which puts more stress on the body.
            I’ve never had a stray, feral or mill animal that has not responded well to a healthy “real food” diet. It takes time, it takes some work, it takes some trial and error but they will eventually respond and over time their digestive system settles into smoothly handling the right diet. The improvement in over all health is remarkable. Even those with genetic disorders can be slowly worked into a real food diet.
            It is sad that many veterinarians have bought the lie that pets can only survive on the artificial product that pet food companies put out. Think people! This artificially prepared product has only been available for about half a century. These animals existed long before the pet food industry stepped in and started making millions by selling the public processed waste products! Would you keep an abused child on poor quality food for the rest of it’s life just because that is what it is used to being fed?

          • Very well stated. Ellie, you’ve got my vote if you’re interested in becoming a saint…not anytime soon, I trust.

      • There are tried and true ways of getting your dog off of waste products and onto a healthy diet. Companies like the one that produces Pedigree put flavor enhancers in the food in order to get the pet to desire such an unnatural diet.
        If you slowly switch your dog to a healthy diet it will be able to handle the transition much better. Keeping your dog on this food is going to set it up for long term health issues. Being a puppy mill dog has already put your dog at a health disadvantage. The dog needs every advantage it can get after having such a poor start in life.

        • Ellie, I loved your comment about keeping an abused child on crap food because that was what they were used to. I couldn’t find a “reply” button for that comment, so I’m adding that to another comment here. That is such an awesome comment, it really brings it home (hopefully others will appreciate that comment as much as I did, and really think about it!)

          I have talked to a lot of people who have said they have tried to switch their pets over to a better food, but even following the instructions on the bag for transitioning the food gives the pets the runs. I tell them to ignore the instructions on the bag and just take it as slow as possible. Start with a few pieces of new kibble at a time added to their old food, and if all goes well after a few days of adding a few pieces, then add a couple more. This one person I was talking to had a large dog, and I told her to add ten pieces of new kibble a day into the old food, and start from there, adding up to five more pieces every couple of days. Even if it takes months to transition, it will be worth it to avoid the troubles their dog always had when trying to transition food.

          It really does pay off in the long run to feed your pets better food. I have saved so much money on vet bills, and even though this is hard for some people to comprehend, the pets really DO eat less of the better foods, so your cost of feeding could wind up being less than what it was on the cheap food (uh, feed).

          • Yes, your right. It hurts me sometimes to go out and buy processed pet food in order to transition an animal over to real food safely but it has to be done. It’s just that I hate giving any of my hard earned money to that industry.
            While I feed real food and not traditional pet food it is true that just the money saved in vet bills is a huge savings. There are many non traditional ways of shopping that can be used to purchase meats and vegetables that cost less but give real nutrition to the animals bodies. Much more so than any synthetic vitamin can provide.

      • How could you not know how to slowly and gently integrate the correct food into your dog’s current food eventually weaning him/her off the old food? Do some research – there is so much information available to get your dog on the right track. IF that is too much trouble for you then perhaps you cannot provide the right home for a pet.

        • Here here. ..Unfortunately not all human beings are capable of being competent pet owners. Many never consider their responsibility to provide a good, safe, healthy home with proper nutrition and veterinary care. I just follows from observing their habits concerning human parental care. Feeding sugary cereal, processed foods and the like. So in conclusion, I would expect no additional effort concerning care of their pets. Wish it were different, however it would defy logic.

      • I’d very gradually introduce another food to your dog’s diet. Sudden dietary changes will cause stomach upset, but gradual ones usually do not. I feed Taste of the Wild because it has no corn and it costs less than Blue Buffalo. I have a dog with an allergy to corn. I raise rabbits, and their feed doesn’t contain corn either, so I occasionally feed rabbit to my beagles. Probably the reason Taste of the Wild is less expensive is because I buy it at a farm store, not a pet shop or grocery store. Somebody once chastised me for feeding Taste of the Wild, saying they had a lot of recalls, but I’m not aware of any and my dogs are fine. They eat the high prairie formula. My friend’s dog prefers the salmon formula.

  2. Thomas (Tom) N Reedy

    Congrats Susan for keeping us well-informed. So angry with these irresponsible mega-company corporations and their deception tactics for the sake of profits-over-pet-wellness. Continue to keep us informed and ‘having our backs’..you’re the best!

  3. This is a very good thing. They have found a possible problem and took steps to solve it. I can not count the number of pet care companies in the past year responsible for countless dog deaths because they have imported tainted food and treats. These other companies try and hide it or cover it up even switch to American made for a short time. I assist with a Dog Rescue and this food is a very economical and healthy choice. We have tried various brands over the years and always come back to Pedigree.

  4. why is the pet food recalled? my Yorkie’s eat pedigree but after hearing this im sure they wont anymore.

    • Sue, did you not read the article? It was plainly spelled out why the food was being recalled. If you won’t take the time to read, then no one can educate you, so how are you to know you’re doing the right thing?

  5. I have always fed my cats and dogs the best I could afford and as my economic status rose, so did their food. As I learned more about pet food, I made better choices. I advise everyone to buy the best they can afford. If that’s Pedigree, so be it. Cats and dogs are killed in shelters by the thousands every day in the USA. I want shelter animals to go to loving and responsible homes where they will be spayed and neutered, fed, and kept inside. Would I refuse adoption to a family feeding Pedigree? No way. Would I recommend feeding the absolute BEST the family could afford? ABSOLUTELY! After almost 20 years working with homeless animals I have learned priorities and have learned that some animals truly will eat only this or that food, no matter how you dress it up. Sometimes they have old issues or health problems, and you just have to go with it. Do the best you can and feed the best you can. Your animal deserves it.

    • I agree with you Mary. After working with homless animals nearly as long as you I can remember in the very begining feeding what ever donations we got to the animals. While over the years we put out pleas for the more healthy brands with no food coloring and such we never turned down free food. As for myself and my furkids I am on a very very limited fixed income I feed the best I can. Sometimes that means that I can go grain free all the way and sometimes that means that I can only afford the store brand food for a week or so. And a few times it has meant that I cook rice and chicken for them for the last week of the month. It is the best I can do. I always make sure they are fed before I am fed. I love them as my kids and living where I do there is not programs set up to help the ones on fixed incomes with pet needs. The programs that help people will tell you to get rid of the animals. Sorry not gonna happen. They are the reason I get up in the morning and the reason that I am still here. Ok end rant.

  6. I don’t know why I am writing this because after reading the above I am shocked that people are still using corporate pet foods!!?? I just can’t understand? Is it because it is easy to use? Our Best Friend and family members should eat like we do! Not food that is killing our dear pets! Is anyone listening to what has happened since 2006?
    Wake up and please stop feeding this poison that pet food companies are pushing on people! Love them or Loose them!!

  7. I agree with both Mary and Jennifer. I have two cats and three dogs and all of them are rescues, two from puppy mills. I have found that a lot of commercial foods and treats turn out to be far more expensive than just buying chicken at the butcher’s. An extreme example is the healthy made-in-USA chicken jerky treats that are $12.99 on sale. 12 ounces of treats at $12.99 adds up to over a dollar an ounce–that’s over $16 a pound. At that price, I could feed them filet mignon! Premium dry food is around $2 a pound–that’s the real high quality stuff–but trimmed chicken breasts can often be had for $2 a pound in a large bag of frozen breasts.( I had my fur kids on raw meaty bones but they were always hungry.) I’m finding that the better I feed my babies the lower my vet bills are over time. I do empathize with you who cannot afford the highest premium food and I think that a week of chicken out of a month of so-so food can help even out the difference if the pets have lots of love some outdoor play and good vet care.

    • Kibble is made by cooking low quality ingredients at very high temperatures at least 3 times in order to kill the organic material that was in there. By doing this they also kill what little nutrition was in those ingredients. They can use rotting flesh and produce because they feel the high temperatures that are used to create their “foods” will get rid of anything harmful. They then add those vitamins that you see tacked on the end of any pet food ingredient list, vitamins processed in China. Then suddenly you have a mix of low cost ingredients that can be packaged and sold to the public for a huge profit. They can claim the stuff meets nutritional standards because they have added those synthetic vitamins. Any nutritionist will tell you that you cannot substitute added vitamins for real nutrition.
      This highly processed “food” is very difficult for the pet’s body to digest and metabolize. As this process adds more stress on the body various systems suffer due to the fact that they are not receiving good nutrition and the body is working overtime trying to digest that very unnatural substance.
      Sure it is easier to just fee the convenience “food” to pets. It takes time to find sources of meat and produce that are not as expensive as grocery store foods but it can be done and it is not very difficult. Almost every area has places that sell off the grid. Co-ops, farmers markets, etc., have much lower priced foods and they are in every region. Anyone can go online to do a search and find them.
      My animals are never sick and I have feral as well as puppy mill pets. They go to the vet once a year for a check up and do not even require having their teeth cleaned due to the kind of diet they are on.
      I believe that Susan has a book available that gives recipes and information concerning home feeding. There are many good holistic vets that can also help people transition their pets over to real food. A pet with a health deficit especially needs the good nutrition that the pet food companies do not supply.
      Sadly, all this will fall on deaf ears if the pet owners themselves have fallen for the fallacy that good nutrition can be found in processed food that comes in bags and boxes.

    • Lucky, you make an excellent point about how much more expensive the “better” jerky treats are, compared to the cheap jerky treats that probably are the ones from China.

      I don’t buy jerky treats. The “good” ones cost too much for me, so, I just don’t buy any! It’s as simple as that. Dogs and cats don’t NEED treats. I tell people that if they can’t afford healthy treats to go along with their healthy food, just give them some of the kibble as a treat! If you love them, they will gladly accept whatever you offer them.

      I can’t do the whole cooking raw thing for my pets, it’s just isn’t feasible, but I buy the best kibble I can, and I’ll add water to it sometimes to make sure they’re getting enough fluids.
      Sometimes, throw in some meat (NOT processed with stuff added to it!) and I always have veggies/fruit in my freezer, so it’s easy enough to just throw some of those in there. I love blueberries, and buy a lot of them in season. As I’m washing them to freeze, if one or two fall on the floor, I wouldn’t bother picking it up, my dog would get it.

  8. Another big THANK YOU to truthaboutpetfood.com for offering up to the minute information and a forum for pet lovers to discuss their opinions.
    A simple, common sense approach is this : If you can’t pronounce or recognize the ingredients on your pet’s food label, chances are it is NOT REAL FOOD. How healthy would you be if you ate NOTHING but Cheerios for every meal your whole life?
    It is quite easy, inexpensive and rewarding to cook for your dog. Susan has a book on the subject and our website offers a convenient ready made option as well.
    It defies logic to think that dogs should not be eating a variety of real meats, vegetables and grains, just as we should.

    • Grains were never a part of a dog’s natural diet until humans and commercial feed came along. Wild dogs eat meat and seasonally-available vegetables and fruits. In my observations, I’ve never seen a dog take grains or rice off the stalk, and they only eat grass to induce vomiting. If you watch a feral dog take down a prey animal, they eat everything except the fur and the intestines, so that means nothing is off the menu except fur and intestines. Obviously, if your dog has grown up on commercial foods, there will be a slow transitioning process to move them to a natural diet. Take your time, don’t rush. When dogs paired up with humans, they were exposed to cooked foods and grains. That means they can eat what you eat, with the exception of things that are toxic to them. We all know not to feed a dog chocolate, although I had a Pomeranian once that ate an entire Dove bar with no ill effects. So chocolate is probably breed specific. Which breeds? Who knows, so don’t give it to any of them. From my own research, I’ve discovered garlic is fine in very small amounts, but onions and grapes can be deadly. Is that breed specific? I don’t know, so he doesn’t get any of the latter two. Due to GMO’s, many people are now having problems with grains themselves. Since I don’t consider it a natural food anymore, I don’t care to eat it, so I don’t give it to my dog. I eat meat and seasonally-available vegetables and fruits, so my dog does, too. We have come full-circle. I now eat what his ancestors used to eat! Funny thing happened when I did that. He lost weight, looked and felt better, and had fewer health issues and visits to his doctor. And, so did I!

  9. Just received the Sept 4 – 28 COSTCO Coupon Booklet and there is a $4.50 Off Coupon for PEDIGREE Dry Dog Food – 55 lb bags. Notified Costco so they can (hopefully) remove this toxic food from their store shelves. The up-to-the-minute information about recalls as they are happening, from Truthaboutpetfood.com is always so helpful – hopefully Costco will do the right thing.

    • Good report. ..keep us posted.

    • “Doing the right thing” for Costco (and I do shop there, I can’t afford not to) is a stretch, witness what happened with the CJTs. However they ARE all about keeping their members happy. And if people are buying food with metal fragments in it, many people would not be happy. Your warning would have to be done by phone to the Corporate Offices, and backed up with an email or letter to same, so they can’t they weren’t warned.

      On the Pedigree side of things, haven’t you ever wondered why they can sell the same formula at the “dollar” store, then charge 20 times that much at a pet supply chain, and drop the price down again for a deep discount warehouse chain? Pedigree is well aware of possible “flaws” in their batches, and surely expired product gets repackaged and re-purposed. It would be interesting to know from which kinds of stores buyers have the most problems and ill dogs. A lot of people never even assume it’s PF making their dogs sick!

  10. PEDIGREE ADULT FORMULA INGREDIENTS: GROUND WHOLE CORN, 21% MEAT AND BONE MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, 10% ANIMAL FAT (PRESERVED WITH BHA/CITRIC ACID), (WITH A PORTION OF THE PROTEIN ALSO BEING ATTRIBUTED TO SOYBEAN MEAL), GROUND WHOLE WHEAT, BREWERS RICE, 4% FIBER (DRIED PLAIN BEET PULP), NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, 3% VEGETABLE OIL ([SOURCE OF LINOLEIC ACID] PRESERVED WITH BHA/BHT), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, VITAMINS (CHOLINE CHLORIDE, A-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE [SOURCE OF VITAMIN E], NIACIN, BIOTIN, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT [VITAMIN B2], PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT) MINERALS (ZINC SULFATE, ZINC PROTEINATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, COPPER PROTEINATE, MANGANESE PROTEINATE), ADDED FD&C COLORS (RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 2) AND 12% MOISTURE. SO, ALL OF THE PRECEEDING COMES TO A TOTAL OF 50%, MEANING THAT THE REMAINING AMOUNT OF 50% (OR A SMIDGE LESS) IS “OTHER” (INCLUDING CARBOHYDRATES). THE CARBOHYDRATES ARE SPLIT AMONGST CORN, WHEAT, AND RICE!

    IF YOU WERE MAKING A HOME MADE DIET WOULD YOU PUT INTO THE DISH 1/5 OF TOTAL AMOUNT, BEING MADE UP OF “MEAT” (THAT’S MADE UP OF GROUND UP DRIED POWDERED PROTEIN & SOYBEAN MEAL)? THEN ADD HALF AS MUCH OF THAT AMOUNT AS PURE “FAT” WITH ANOTHER TABLESPOON OF “ANY KIND” OF VEGETABLE OIL? THEN THROW IN 4% “FIBER” (BEET PULP) AND THEN MAKE TWICE AS MUCH OF THE PROTEIN CONTENT @ 21% TO BE CARBOHYDRATES @ 50% (KNOWING THEY ARE TWO SOURCES OF CORN, ALONG WITH WHEAT AND RICE). AND FINALLY. THEN THROW IN A BUNCH OF IMPORTED SYNTHETIC VITAMINS & MINERALS, AND CALL IT A “COMPLETE AND BALANCED” MEAL??? WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO ENHANCE THE “WELLNESS” OF THE DOG FOR ITS ENTIRE LIFETIME?

    WILL THE DOG STAY ALIVE FOR 10+ YEARS? YES. WILL THE DOG “PROBABLY” DEVELOP SOME CONDITIONS ALONG THE WAY? YES. NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS GOING TO BE OBESITY AMONG LARGER (N0N-WORKING) BREEDS, AND SMALLER UNDER EXERCISED DOGS. SO IF WE WERE ASSURED THAT THE CORN WAS FIRST QUALITY GRADE, LIKE THE KIND YOU SERVE YOUR FAMILY, THAT’S ONE THING. EXCEPT WE’VE BEEN TOLD THAT THE CORN IS REALLY MINIMAL GRADE, OFTEN STORED OUTDOORS, SUBJECTED TO MOLD AND OTHER INFESTATIONS. WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE THROWING THAT KIND OF CORN INTO YOUR DOG’S FOOD BOWL AS WELL? AND FINALLY, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD A DOG FOOD NEED TO HAVE ARTIFICIAL COLORINGS, AND 3 DIFFERENT ONES NO LESS??

    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW PEDIGREE CAN “AFFORD” TO SELL THEIR FOOD AT THE “DOLLAR” STORE, AND YET THE VERY SAME FORMULA SELLS FOR 20 TIMES AS MUCH AT A PET SUPPLY CHAIN? MAKES YOU WONDER DOESN’T IT? SURELY, IF “ECONOMY” WAS TRULY THE ISSUE AMONG “PEDIGREE PF” DEFENDERS, THEY WOULD BE BETTER OFF MIXING UP A BATCH OF THEIR OWN CORN MEAL GLOP, THROW IN COOKED RICE, ALONG WITH EXPIRED RETAIL BULK MEATS (AND MARROW OF BONES), A NATURAL OIL, AND USE SOME FARMERS MARKET STEAMED VEGGIES. I WISH DEFENDERS OF THIS KIND OF SAD QUALITY PF WOULD JUST ADMIT THE TRUTH, WHICH IS IT BEING A MATTER OF EASE AND PLACING FALSE ASSURANCES ON BRAND NAME RECOGNITION. BUT PLEASE, DON’T SAY THAT SOME DOGS …. JUST CAN’T EAT ANYTHING ELSE. THAT IS CRAZY THINKING. AND THE ONLY REASON THAT FOOD IS PRODUCING MANAGEABLE STOOLS IS BECAUSE OF THE BULK OF THE “BINDER” IN IT! THAT IS not CALLED NUTRITION.

  11. OK, I am confused. In the first paragraph, it mentions 22 bags shipped to 4 states. I am assuming they meant 22-pound bags. I don’t see a mega pet food company shipping just 22 bags to 4 states. Toward the bottom of the article, it mentions 15-pound and 55-pound bags. I don’t use pedigree, but exactly what is covered in this recall?
    Thanks, Anne

    • Don’t be confused. Read the exact FDA recall notification at this link http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412314.htm

      “This voluntary recall affects ~~two~~ packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:
      •55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
      •15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15.”

      S’ooooo, (according to Pedigree) if out of hundreds of bags of Pedigree PF with the production lot numbers indicated that are on the shelves, you just “happen” to have the two specific “bags” they’re voluntarily “recalling” then you happen to be the 2 people who are affected. Apparently (according to Pedigree) the metal fragments dropped into ONLY TWO bags of food in that whole assembly line run of production. Isn’t it a “miracle” that they just happened to know exactly which two bags “accidentally” slipped into distribution, but then lost track of those bags sitting on the shelves. Just amazing really.

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