Mars Petcare has announced a recall of some varieties of Pedigree canned dog food because of a potential choking risk.
The recall affects only weight management varieties, was issued after the discovery of small pieces of blue plastic that entered the food during the production process.
The source of the plastic has been identified and resolved and while a few retailers have reported finding pieces of plastic, there have been no reports of choking or other health issues, the company said.
Consumers who have purchased affected product are urged to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.
The affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States.
Recalled Pet Food Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties - Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entree in Meaty Juices, Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef and Liver Dinner with Meaty Juices, Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicker and Rice Dinner with Meaty Juices - with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary 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 questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.