Canned pet food recalled after dog dies

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News; FDA
February 7, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food company has issued a voluntary recall because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of its 'Hunk of Beef Au Jus' product.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, death.

To date, five dogs have become ill and one of the five dogs has died after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13.

The affected lot numbers (as detailed below) of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef being voluntarily recalled were distributed to retail locations and sold online in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016.

Although pentobarbital was detected in a single lot, Evangers 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.

For more information on the recall, click here.

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