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  This release was revised on August 22, 2007 to correct city names.

Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Select Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula Dry Dog Food 50lb Bags Voluntarily Recalled in Pennsylvania

Contact:
Renee Kopkowski
(908) 850-7935

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- August 21, 2007 --  Mars Petcare US, Inc. today announces a voluntary recall of select 50 lb bags of Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry dog food sold in two stores in Pennsylvania. Only three bags of product were actually sold, with only one bag still unaccounted for. The pet food is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems.  

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.  Pet owners should dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Recalled pet food 
Product:  Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry dog food
Size:  50 pound bag
UPC Code: 4286900062
Best By Date:  July 12, 2008
Best By Date Location: Back of bag
Affected Stores:  The stores are located in Reedsville, PA and Richlandtown, PA

Mars Petcare is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and it sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement. This voluntary recall has been issued because FDA detected Salmonella in a sample of Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry dog food with a best by date of July 12, 2008 during a recent review.

In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to family members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048182.htm

This product UPC has been blocked from retail sale at these locations.

Additional information about the product is available on www.marspetcare.com. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall should call (866) 298-8332, or visit the web site for more information.

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