Last week, Mars Petcare announced a voluntary recall for 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dog food packages. The dog food was sold in Dollar General Stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, between August 18-30, and at Sam’s Clubs in Michigan, Saginaw and Ohio between August 14-30.

The reason for the recall is the discovery that some of the dog food bags might contain metal fragments.

The specific dog food brand affected by the recall is:

PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition
Dry dog food
15-pound bag
UPC Code 23100 10944
Lot Code (found near the UPC Code) 432C1KKM03
“Best Before” date 8/5/15

You can find the Dollar General store locations that sold this product here.

PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition
Dry dog food
55-pound bag
UPC Code 23100 10731
Lot Code (found near the UPC Code) 432E1KKM03
“Best Before” date 8/7/15

You can find the Sam’s Club store locations here.

No other Mars Petcare or Pedigree pet foods have been affected, and no injuries or illnesses have been reported. While the situation is being resolved, the facility’s production line has been shut down.

If you’ve purchased one or more of these  products, don’t feed it to your dog (please!). Mars Petcare advises customers to either throw away the rest of the food or return the bag of food to the store where they bought it for a full refund or exchange.

For more information, call 1-800-305-5206 or visit You can also check out the original press release from Mars Petcare here, and the updated version with the extension of the recall here.

Keep your pets safe!