ACTION ALERT-DOG FOOD RECALL -Consider making your own!!!
Pedigree Dog Food Recall
Franklin, Tennessee – On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary dog food recall of a limited number of three varieties of Pedigree weight management canned products due to a potential choking risk.
Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic — which entered the food during the production process.
The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved.
Consumers who have purchased affected product are advised to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund.
While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, the company claims it has not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.
The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with its distributors and retail customers to ensure the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Which Pedigree Dog Foods Are Recalled?
Only Pedigree weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall.
Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.
No other Pedigree products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food, or dog treats.
What to Do?
For questions or more information, the company invites consumers to call 877-720-3335 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM CST.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
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Maybe cooking for our animals more often should be considered; this is not the first recall of pet food this year…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! We’ve become dependent on pet food companies to supply us with healthy and safe foods for our cherished pets when in fact there are alternatives that might be considered. It would be fresh and certainly healthy if not healthier than the products we purchase…
How to Make Homemade Dog Kibble
You can save money and treat your dog to extra special food by making your own dog kibble! This is a fun recipe to make with your kids and your dogs will love it! This makes a fairly large batch and you will need to store it in the refrigerator. You can adjust the recipe to make an extra large batch of homemade dog kibble and freeze it until you’re ready to use it. You can also add special ingredients to suit your dog’s taste buds!
1.GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS — You will need the following ingredients to make homemade dog kibble:
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats (dry oatmeal)
3 cups of cooked brown rice
2 cups of powdered milk (instant milk)
3 cups of water or broth (chicken or beef)
4 eggs, one cup of lard or shortening.
2.PREPARE THE KIBBLE MIXTURE — Mix the flour, oats, rice, powdered milk and water or broth. Then beat the 4 eggs with a fork and add the eggs and the shortening or lard into the flour mixture. Mix until well blended using a big spoon or your hands.
3.CUSTOMIZE THE KIBBLE MIXTURE — If your dog loves a certain ingredient, you can add it to the kibble mix. You can add cuts of lean cooked meat, bits of cooked carrots, thawed frozen peas, or any other ingredient your dog loves.
4.BAKE THE KIBBLE MIX — You want to pour your kibble batter into a shallow pan so it will cook evenly. You can use a cookie sheet, a pizza pan or any pan. Just don’t make it too thick. You can use several shelves in your oven or you can just make separate batches. Bake at 200 degrees for at least 45 minutes. You want the kibble to be dry.
5.STORE THE KIBBLE MIX — After the kibble mix is cooked, let it cool fully then rip it apart into small pieces. Store in a plastic container in the refrigerator and use as needed. You should use it within two weeks. If you can’t use it in time, you can freeze it in plastic bags then thaw as needed.
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