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RECALL EXPANSION: Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition – Additional UPCs added

September 2, 2014

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PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Limited Recall Due to Metal Fragments

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-305-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.

Bags may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.

We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:

  • 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
  • 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.

 

UPC DESCRIPTION
23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
23100 10731 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags

 

Dollar General
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:

  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • Cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis

Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:

  • Michigan:
    • Comstock Park
    • Muskegon
    • Jackson
    • Roseville
    • Saginaw
  • Saginaw
    • Kokomo
  • Ohio
    • Dayton
    • Holland
    • Lima

Original Firm Press

RECALL ALERT: 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General

August 29, 2014

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Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

Contact
Consumer:
877-720-3335

Media:
Erin Conn, 312-988-2214

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2014 – Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.

Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Recalled Pet Food

Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.

UPC DESCRIPTION
23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags

At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit http://www.pedigree.com/update

*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:

  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis
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“Crazy”-Easy Contest from Crazy Dog

August 27, 2014

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Check out this ‘crazy’-easy contest from our friends at Crazy Dog.

They’re giving away 10 FREE bags of their dog-approved and trainer-recommended Train Me! Treats every month. These nutritious rewards, which include meat as the #1 ingredient, are designed to focus and motivate dogs. The low calorie count makes them perfect for repeat rewarding of good behavior to lock in learning.

To enter, fill out this quick, easy form! http://bit.ly/crazydog1

 

Vitakraft Sunseed Debuts New Logo

August 18, 2014

Updated Logo 2014(BOWLING GREEN, OH) –Vitakraft® Sunseed, known for developing, manufacturing and marketing cutting- edge premium quality pet products is pleased to announce the newly refreshed look of its logo. The updated logo reflects the continually evolving nature of this more than 175 year old company.
“Being the forerunner in the development of new and innovative premium pet products and continually improving our current products is what Vitakraft® Sunseed strives to do, and our new logo reflects this, “states Brent Weinmann, President and CEO of Vitakraft Sunseed. “The products that we offer are designed to enrich the lives of pets and their owners and to promote the human-animal bond,” states Brent Weinmann, CEO and President of Vitakraft® Sunseed.
The new logo is being rolled out around the world for both Vitakraft® and Vitakraft® Sunseed products. Vitakraft® is a global company with more than twenty subsidiaries around the world.
Vitakraft® Sunseed products are made “for Pet Lovers, by Pet Lovers.”
For more information on Vitakraft® Sunseed products, please visit http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com.
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About Vitakraft Sunseed:
Celebrating over 175 years of expertise in pet care and nutrition, Vitakraft of Germany joined with Sunseed of Ohio, celebrating over 30 years in the pet industry, to create Vitakraft Sunseed Inc. in 2008. They now offer a wide range of more than 500 products, including bird and small animal food, treats, supplements and accessories and dog, cat and horse treats. By offering a wide selection, the company works to help ensure every type of pet gets the proper care and nutrition. http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com

Happy DOGust!

August 4, 2014

10544313_737870686278481_2006905864209727366_nOur friends at Vitakraft Sunseed are celebrating DOGust on their Dogs Love Vitakraft Facebook page.

August kicks off DOGust, which is recognized as the universal birthday for adopted pets with unknown birthdates. One fans adoption story will be chosen to win Grand-Prize Pack of Vitakraft Vita-Bistro dog treats, which are made in the USA. To enter the contest just like their page and leave a comment sharing your dog’s adoption story anytime this month.

Here is a link to their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/dogslovevitakraft
Here is a link to find out more about Vitakraft Vita Bistro Dog Treats: http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com

Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award Winners Announced

July 31, 2014

Lindsey Dicken Wins American Groomer of the Year At Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Ceremony
Award-Winners in 7 Other Categories Also Shine At The Grooming Industry’s Premier Red Carpet Event

IMG_7915_printLAS VEGAS, NV – (For Immediate Release) The winners of the 2013 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards – the grooming industry’s version of the Oscars – were recently announced at the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Cardinal Pet Care, the Cardinal Crystal Awards celebrate the best and the brightest in the competitive pet grooming industry with awards in eight different categories.

This year’s American Groomer of the Year Award was won by Lindsey Dicken, a National Certified Professional Groomer from Altamonte Springs, Florida. Best known for grooming Bichon Frises, Lindsey has won numerous grooming awards in the past, including World Champion Poodle Groomer and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year.

Barkleigh Productions’ Groomer TV was this year’s recipient of the David G. Salzberg Award, presented annually to the individual or organization who makes outstanding contributions to competitive grooming and groomers in general. GroomerTV is a live Ustream of grooming competitions throughout the USA. The network has brought trade shows and grooming education into the homes and lives of professional groomers and dog lovers across the country – advancing the industry on a widespread yet personal level.

Other 2013 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award Winners include:

  • Irina Pinkusevich, Grooming Contest Judge of the Year
  • Lisa Leady, Mobile Groomer of the Year
  • Natural Pawz Grooming Services, Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5+ Units
  • The Village Groomer, Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5 Units or Less
  • Lulu Rodriguez, Congeniality Award
  • Jackie Boulton, International Groomer of the Year

“The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have become an institution in the grooming industry, showcasing the achievements of groomers who have done so much to raise the levels of professionalism in the trade,” said Barbara Denzer, Vice President of Cardinal Pet Care. “The winners of this year’s awards are exceptional individuals and companies that have demonstrated outstanding expertise, creativity and social responsibility, benefiting the grooming industry and the pet-owning public alike.   We are honored to present the winners with the Awards and we congratulate them.”

The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care President and CEO Tony de Vos and Shirlee Kalstone, then owner of the International Intergroom trade show for competitive grooming, for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and recognizing professional skills in the competitive grooming industry.   Since the beginning, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the pet grooming industry. A complete description of the criteria for the awards can be found at http://www.cardinalcrystalawards.com/card_awardDesc.htm.

Cardinal Pet Care is a solar-powered company “Devoted to Pets, People and the Planet.” In addition to providing pets with the highest quality products, Cardinal is dedicated to the environmental directive of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Pre-cycle whenever possible. Demonstrating its commitment to the environment, Cardinal has solar-powered corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Azusa, CA.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at www.cardinalcrystalawards.com. More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards social media pages.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cardinalcrystalawards

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cardinalcrystal

Instagram: http://instagram.com/crystalawards

Pet Botanics Natural Wooden Rack Display Now Faster And Easier To Assemble

July 24, 2014

PB New Wood Display Front 62714 - 300LOS ANGELES – (For Immediate Release) – Pet Botanics wooden rack display has always been attractive to the eyes, but now it’s also quick and simple to assemble or take down – saving retailers valuable time. The display still saves shelf space and takes up minimal floor area while offering a unique look that’s a perfect fit for independent retailers. The updated wooden rack will be showcased at Cardinal Pet Care’s SuperZoo booth #9053.

Made from recycled Beetle Bark Pine, the updated display is true to the Pet Botanics mission to be Devoted to Pets, People & the Planet. Millions of acres of American pine forests have been destroyed by an invasive species of bark beetle. Large portions of forestland in the US have been cut down to keep the infestation from spreading. To prevent the landfill-destined lumber from being wasted, Pet Botanics has repurposed it into an attractive and sustainable retail fixture. The solid wood rack is not only eye-catching and eco-friendly, but provides a unique, natural look that truly speaks to the philosophy of the Pet Botanics brand.

The display shelf also provides consumers with a simple location to find the options they’re seeking – nutritious, earth-friendly dog foods and treats all in one spot. The wooden rack uses only a small amount of floor space, but holds generous amounts of every flavor and size of Pet Botanics Grain-Free and Whole Grain meat rolls, along with space for Pet Botanics Omega Treats:

Made with versatility in mind, Pet Botanics food rolls are offered in three Grain-Free varieties (chicken, lamb, and turkey with duck) and a Whole Grain option (beef with bacon). The rolls stay fresh until opened, hold their shape and are easy to cut based on the size and use customers are seeking. Rolls can simply be sliced and fed as a delectable meal; they can be cut into smaller pieces for a treat; when diced into tiny morsels they make perfect training rewards; and they also make ideal appetite enhancers for picky pups when cut small and added to dry kibble.

Pet Botanics Healthy Omega Treats are available in three Grain-Free flavors (chicken, duck and salmon). These popular treats contain only eight simple, wholesome ingredients, which are as pleasing to pet parents as they are to dogs. With meat or fish used as the #1 ingredient, they’re packed with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, along with generous amounts of vitamin A, D & E.

Pet Botanics products have the nutritional ingredients and eco-friendly sense that consumers are seeking. Keeping them stocked together on an eye-catching display makes it easy for customers to find the right products in one place.

For more information, visit Pet Botanics at SuperZoo booth #9053. Or find them online at www.PetBotanics.com. Stay up to date with Pet Botanics through social media:

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Did You Know? Cardinal Pet Care, the company behind Pet Botanics, is a solar powered and Devoted to Pets, People and the Planet. Contact the company by calling 1-800-433-PETS or visit www.cardinalpet.com.

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