Mars Petcare US has issued a voluntary recall of three varieties of the Pedigree Weight Management canned dog food products that may pose a potential choking risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Mars Petcare US has issued a voluntary recall of three varieties of the Pedigree Weight Management canned dog food products that may pose a potential choking risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved, according to the FDA.

The canned food was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States.
UPC# 2310034974 Pedigree + Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices UPC# 2310001913 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices UPC# 2310023045 Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices

Only those cans of dog food varieties with the production codes shown above are included in the recall. 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.

Pet owners who have purchased affected product are asked to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

If consumers have questions about the recall, they should call 1-877-720-3335 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (CST) or visit www.pedigree.com/update.

For more information: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm310400.htm?source=govdelivery