Evanger’s and Against the Grain Dog Food Recall Expands

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February 28, 2017 — Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Illinois, is expanding its voluntarily recall of specific lots of its beef products due to their potential of contamination with the deadly drug, pentobarbital.

Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance or nausea — or in extreme cases, death.

Only limited information regarding this expanded recall is available at this time. Further details will be added to this article as they become available.

Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Canned Dog Food Recall

What’s Recalled?

The following 3 items are now being recalled. The numbers listed below are the second half of the barcode, which can be found on the back of the product label:

  • Evanger’s Hunk of Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #20109
  • Evanger’s: Braised Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #20107
  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #80001

The three recalled products were manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017, and have expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021.

The products were distributed online and through independent pet stores nationwide.

FDA: Questions and Answers

The Food and Drug Administration has published an official information page to answer questions about “Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food”.

What to Do?

Consumers in possession of the affected product should return the cans or cases to the retailer where purchased for a full refund or replacement of product.

Retailers are asked to return the product to the distributor from whom they purchased it.

And distributors are required to quarantine all products with the relevant lot numbers.

Consumers with questions are asked to contact the company at 847-537-0102.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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