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Mars Petcare UK recalls a range of dog food products because of high levels of Vitamin D

Mars Petcare UK is recalling several of its dog food products because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum permitted intake.

Product details

CHAPPIE Complete Chicken & Wholegrain Dry Dog Food
Pack size 3kg
Batch code 045F9MIN05
Best before 11 May 2022
PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Original
Pack size 3kg
Batch code 046E9MIN05 046F9MIN05 048A9MIN05
Best before 12 February 2022 20 February 2022 22 February 2022
PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original
Pack size 10kg
Batch code 046E9MIN08 047C9MIN08
Best before 12 February 2022 17 February 2022
PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables
Pack size 12kg
Batch code 046C9MIN08 046D9MIN08 046E9MIN08
Best before 10 February 2022 11 February 2022 12 February 2022
PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables
Pack size 2.6kg
Batch code 045F9MIN05 047A9MIN05
Best before 06 February 2022 15 February 2022

Risk statement

High levels of vitamin D fed to a pet over a short period (weeks/months) should not cause undue concern. Over a longer period of feeding, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential dog health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as lethargy, stiffness, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination (polyuria), excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.

Action taken by the company

Mars Petcare UK is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought any of the products. Please see the attached notices. The company will also be contacting customers who have bought the affected products wherever possible.

Our advice to consumers

(pet owners): If you have bought any of the above dog food products, you should stop feeding them to your dog and contact Mars Petcare Customer Service at 0800 013 3131 and https://uk.pedigree.com/about-us/contact/. If you have concerns that your pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products, please contact a veterinarian.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-04-2021