14 Brands Of Pet Food Recalled

Mars Petcare US is recalling 14 brands of dry dog and cat food made between February and July of this year, after two people who may have had contact with some of the food became infected with Salmonella. If you feed your dog or cat any of the brands listed below, here’s how to check the package code.

Recalled brands:

  • Pedigree
  • Ol’ Roy
  • Retriever
  • Paws & Claws
  • Member’s Mark
  • Natural Dog Food
  • Natural Cat Food
  • Doggy Bag
  • PMI Nutrition
  • Red Flannel
  • PetPride
  • Special Kitty
  • Country Acres
  • Wegman’s Bruiser
  • Wegman’s Buju & Ziggie

To check whether the package you have is part of the recall, look at the code under the “Best Before” date.

For Pedigree brand food:

Consumers should look for “PAE” on the bottom line – the sixth, seventh and eighth digits. Sample:
Best Before 02/2009
808G1PAE01 12:00

For all other brands:

Consumers should look for “17” as the first two digits of the second line. Sample:
Best By Feb 18 09
17 1445 1

If you find a match, wrap up the product according to FDA guidelines and take it back to the store where you purchased it for a refund.

Mars Petcare September 2008 Recall Information (Thanks to Liz!)
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