Stark warning as dog food urgently recalled for containing pieces of metal

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Dog owners are being warned to avoid feeding their pet a beef food product as it may be unsafe for dogs to eat.

Dog food manufacturer Encore has recalled its Beef Selection in Gravy multipack dog food as the Beef Steak with Potatoes in Gravy tin could potentially have small pieces of metal in.

Sharp or pointy objects can potentially perforate dog’s intestines, and immediate veterinary care should always be sought if you suspect your dog has eaten even small bits of metal.

Customers who have purchased the product have been advised to not give it to their pet, and instead return it to the store where they bought it for a refund.

The safety warning issued by the Food Standards Agency said: “We urge customers who have bought this product not to feed it to their dog and return it to the store with or without a receipt from where it was bought for a full refund.”

It said there were three batches of products affected. These are:

Encore Beef Selection in Gravy (multipack)
Pack size: five tins x 156 g
Batch code: LU1-343
Best-before date: 9 December 2024

Encore Beef Selection in Gravy (multipack)
Pack size: five tins x 156 g
Batch code: LU1-302
Best-before date: 29 October 2024

Encore Beef Steak with Potatoes in Gravy (individual tin)
Pack size: 156 g
Batch code: LU1343D
Best-before date: December 2024

Encore has issued a point of sale notice to all retail stores selling its products, labelled “important safety warning”.

It reads: “Encore is recalling its multipack Beef Selection in Gravy because theBeef Steak with Potatoes in Gravy tin (156g) may contain small pieces of metal, which is sold only as part of a multipack.

“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.

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