UPDATE: Mars Petcare expands recall for Pedigree dog food into more states

Mars Petcare has expanded its voluntary recall for bags of its Pedigree dog food that may contain small metal fragments and were sold at Dollar General stores and Sam's Club.

Twenty-two 15-pound bags were sold between Aug. 18 and 25 in a dozen Dollar General stores located in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana. And undisclosed number of 55-pound bags of the dog food were sold in Sam's Club stores located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

The fragments likely entered the packages during the production process, the company said in a release. They were made at a single manufacturing facility, which has shut down its production line until the issue is resolved, the company said. The fragments aren't imbedded in the food but still pose a risk to dogs that might consume them. 

The lot code for the 15-pound bags is 432C1KKM03, which can be found near the UPC label on the back of the packaging. The "Best Before" date is 8/5/15. The lot code for the 55-pound bags is 432E1KKM03. The "Best Before" date 8/7/15 and were sold between Aug. 14-30.

-check out the updated recall release

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