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Recalled: Evanger's Hunk of Beef canned dog food

February 7, 2017
by Phydeaux Staff in 

UPDATE: Evanger's has announced today, 2/14/17, an additional voluntary recall of its Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs. A quote from the statement they sent to Phydeaux:

"Markham, IL - (February 14, 2017) Out of an abundance of caution, Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015.
The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that is being voluntarily recalled, due to the potential presence of pentobarbital, has an expiration date of December 2019, a lot number of 2415E01ATB12, and the second half of the UPC code is 80001 (which can be found on the back of the product label).
Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), in ability to stand and coma.
Note: To-date, no complaints have been reported to Against the Grain for this single lot number nor any of Against the Grain's pet foods, since the company was founded."


Evanger's just announced that they are recalling some of their canned dog food, "Hunk of Beef" due to finding evidence of pentobarbital in some cans. The recall claims that there were none of these cans distributed in North Carolina, but we did have some of these cans in our stock, and it's possible some of our customers did buy these cans. Please feel free to return any of these cans to our stores for a refund or replacement.
From the recall:
Although pentobarbital was detected in a single lot, Evanger’s is voluntarily recalling Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured the same week, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020. The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.

We were just notified about this recall today, and are actively working with our distributors and Evanger's to determine if this is an isolated problem, or if this is indicative of a more systematic problem with the manufacturer.

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