Warning to pet owners as dog food urgently recalled for containing metal

Dog owners are being urged not to feed their pets with a product over fears it could contain metal.

Encore’s Beef selection is thought to contain small pieces of metal (Photo: Adobe)
Encore’s Beef selection is thought to contain small pieces of metal (Photo: Adobe)

Dog owners are being urged not to feed their pets with a product over fears it could contain metal.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is recalling multipacks of Encore’s Beef Selection Gravy and is withdrawing the poduct from shelves.

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Why is the dog food being recalled?

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    The dog food is thought to contain small pieces of metal which make the product unsafe, the FSA said.

    The agency is advising customers who bought the product not to feed it to their dogs, and to instead return it to a store with or without a receipt for a full refund.

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    The recall has been issued for the following three batches:

    Encore Beef Selection in Gravy (multipack)

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    Pack size: five tins x 156 g

    Batch code: LU1-343

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    Best-before date: 9 December 2024

    Encore's Beef Selection in Gravy has been recalled (Image: Encore/FSA)
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    Encore Beef Selection in Gravy (multipack)

    Pack size: five tins x 156 g

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    Batch code: LU1-302

    Best-before date: 29 October 2024

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    Encore Beef Steak with Potatoes in Gravy (individual tin)

    Pack size: 156 g

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    Batch code: LU1343D

    Best-before date: December 2024

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    Retail stores selling products will also put out notices. 

    The FSA said: “We urge customers who have bought this product not to feed it to their dog and to return the multipack for a full refund with or without a receipt.

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    “The Encore helpdesk is also available here. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this precautionary recall may cause.

    “No other Encore products are affected by this recall.”