Many years ago there was a pet food recall that affected many brands
Today’s blog is by Gayl Southard, SafeSourcing Administrative Consultant.
Many years ago there was a pet food recall that affected many brands. My own dog got extremely ill and required medical attention. Since then we cook protein for him and supplement his diet with an organic dry food. Many people view their pets as family members…I am one of those people!
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food, of Wheeling, Illinois, has recalled specific lots of its Hunk of Beef pet food. The recall is due to potentially contaminated product with a lethal sedative.
Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Au Jus detected Pentobarbital in one lot. The FDA reported one dog has died and four others became ill after eating the product,
The recall affects 12-oz. cans of Hunk of Beef:
The expiration date of June 2020 is indicated on the product. The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.
The products affected were sold in stores and online in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Washington, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016.
Pentobarbital, in high doses, can be used for euthanasia. Side effects of non-lethal doses include drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea.
“All Evanger’s suppliers of meat products are USDA approved,” the FDA said. “This beef supplier provides us with beef chunks from cows that are slaughtered in a USDA facility. We continue to investigate how this substance entered our raw material supply.”
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