Mars Pet Care is recalling bags of Pedigree Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites dog food.
A salmonella scare has forced Mars Petcare US to recall 100 of its 20-pound bags of PEDIGREE Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites sold at some Albertsons in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company also makes Nutro pet food, which scores of consumers nationwide blame for the recent illnesses — and even deaths — of their dog and cats.
Nutro products, however, are not included in this recall.
Mars said a “component” that tested positive for salmonella was inadvertently shipped to its Tracy, California, plant and used in the production of 100 bags of PEDIGREE pet food.
The affected bags have the “best by” dates of July 7, 2009.
“Our primary concern is the safety and welfare of our pet owners and their pets,” the company said in a statement. “Although the finished product tested negative and we have received no reports of illness of pets or their owners, out of an abundance of caution we are issuing a voluntary recall of the limited number of bags of Pedigree Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites containing the component in question.”Consumer Affairs
I don’t see anything on the Mars website yet, and since the Pedigree website isn’t coming up at all for me right now, I don’t know if they’ve issued a press release about this or not.