Claim: Pedigree is recalling Jumbone brand dog treats due to a risk to canines.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2014]
This has been popping up on Facebook for a while now so I thought you’d like to know about it.
It’s about Jumbone, a dog treat from Pedigree (Mars) and has all the hallmarks of a hoax – vague, lacking in verifiable facts and SHARE THIS OR YOUR PET WILL DIE!!!1!11!.
It’s gaining momentum.
URGENT. Don’t give your dogs these. Pedigree Uk are
This warning apparently stemmed from a single, unsubstantiated item posted to Facebook a month earlier by a pet owner who claimed her dog had become seriously ill due to consumption of Jumbones:
The warning resonated with dog lovers on Facebook, and the message was shared tens of thousands of times in the span of a few days. On
These reports are false. We can confirm that there are no problems with Pedigree Jumbone. It’s safe to eat and we pride ourselves on producing nutritious food that meets the highest quality and safety standards.
Last updated: 22 December 2014