Recall of Dog Food Due To Possible Contamination With Drug Used In Euthanasia

February 7, 2017

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A voluntary pet food recall has been issued for Evanger's Hunk of Beef dog food after 5 dogs became sick and one died.  Tests of the dog food confirmed the presence of the sodium pentobarbital, a drug commonly used for euthanasia of pets, in the food.  The affected recall includes online purchases and store purchases in California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

The recall is on 12oz cans Hunk of Beef that were canned from June 6, 2016 to June 13, 2016, has an expiration date of June 2020 and contain the following lot numbers:

  • 816E03HB
  • 1816E04HB
  • 1816E06HB
  • 1816E07HB
  • 1816E13HB

The USDA approved food brand is usually sold at specialty pet stores and groomers and Evanger's and the government are investigating how the lethal drug ended up in dog food.  Unopened cans can be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.  For questions call 1-847-537-0102 Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm (central time).

SOURCE: FDA

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