Dry Pet Food Recall: Mars Brands
Mars Petcare U.S. has announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination. This voluntary recall only affects the United States.
Mars Petcare US will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are not on store shelves. These products should not be sold or fed to pets. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased products affected by this voluntary recall, they should return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Specific product details and other information can be found at www.petcare.mars.com
Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-568-4463 or visit www.petcare.mars.com
If you've purchased one of the affected brands, here's how to tell if it was from the Everson facility:
Production Lot Code - (found on back of bag just after "Best Before" date).
The products listed in the chart below are made at our Everson facility on behalf of a variety of retailers. All production lot codes, with the exception of PEDIGREE, are listed in a similar format as noted below:
Consumers should look for "17" as the first two digits of the second line. Sample:
Best By Feb 18 09
17 1445 1
For PEDIGREE the Everson code date format is as follows:
Consumers should look for "PAE" on the bottom line - the sixth, seventh and eighth digits. Sample:
PEDIGREE Small Crunchy Bites
Best Before 02/2009
808G1 PAE01 12:00
For a complete list of affected UPC codes, go to the Mars Petcare website.