The affected bags of food have the
“best by” date 7 July 2009.
In a statement Mars has said, “Our primary
concern is the safety and welfare of our pet owners and their pets.”
According to the company a
“component” tested positive for salmonella and was accidentally shipped to a
California plant and used in 100 bags of the Small Crunchy Bites food.
“Although the finished product tested negative and we have received no
reports of illness of pets or their owners, out of 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,” the
A full refund will be given, consumers are advised to return the food