Pet owners who’ve purchased the affected food are being asked to stop feeding these foods to their dogs IMMEDIATELY.
PEDIGREE and Chappie dog foods have been recalled over fears they could contain dangerous levels of vitamin D. Mars UK is investigating if any pets have fallen ill due to the recalled products.
Here are the product details
- PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original (3kg)
- 046E9MIN05 Best Before Code 12.02.2022
- 046F9MIN05 Best Before Code 20.02.2022
- 048A9MIN05 Best Before Code 22.02.2022
- PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original (10kg)
- 046E9MIN08 Best Before Code 12.02.2022
- 047C9MIN08 Best Before Code 17.02.2022
- PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables (2.6kg)
- 045F9MIN05 Best Before Code 06.02.2022
- 047A9MIN05 Best Before Code 15.02.2022
- PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables (12kg)
- 046C9MIN08 Best Before Code 10.02.2022
- 046D9MIN08 Best Before Code 11.02.2022
- 046E9MIN08 Best Before Code 12.02.2022
- CHAPPIE Complete Chicken Dry Dog Food (3kg)
- 045F9MIN05 Best Before Code 11.05.2022
You could see them have problems that could include lethargy, increasing thirst and urination and weight loss. But high levels of vitamin D over a short period of time shouldn’t cause harm to animals. But you need to watch out vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite.
Both Pedigree and Chappie are well-known dog food brands that are sold in supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.
You can see batch codes and best before dates above. All other batch codes and best before codes are unaffected by the recall.
According to Mars UK, the products have been pulled from shelves over fears their vitamin D content exceeds safe amounts. Symptoms of dogs who've been exposed to high levels of vitamin D for a long period include vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite.
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As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action. But it's often left up to supermarkets and suppliers to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
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If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work - such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
We couldn't see any of the recalled products listed on a supermarket website, so we can't say how much they cost.
However, dry dog food from Pedigree is typically priced anywhere between £2.75 and £6 depending on the size of the pack you buy.
Meanwhile, the Chappie beef flavour equivalent of the recalled product is priced at £6.50 in Tesco.
Pet owners should return the recalled product to the shop where they purchased it for a full refund.
You can also contact Mars UK to arrange a refund if you've lost your receipt.
You can call Mars Petcare UK on 0800 013 3131 for more information about the recall.
Mars UK said: "As pet owners ourselves we’d like to apologise for any concern caused. We’ve announced this proactive recall to try and reach as many pet owners as possible with the information.
"Over the weekend our customer care team heard from a number of pet owners who wanted to find out more about the recall and check if they have the product concerned.
"This included a very small number who have shared that their pets have been feeling unwell and we are working with them to see if there is any direct link to the specific products."