Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food Due to Potential Plastic Contamination

small pieces of plastic may pose a choking risk to dogs

Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food Due to Potential Plastic Contamination
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October 12, 2016

Mars Petcare U.S. has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

Cesar Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually as well as in flavor variety multipacks.

The recalled dog food has a UPC number of 23100017792. Please see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release for a full list of all the affected lot codes.

Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare U.S. is working with all of its distributors and retailers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled Cesar Classics Filet Mignon dog food are encouraged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.

While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, to date, there have not been any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call (800) 421-6456.