Popular dog food recalled
Evanger’s has voluntarily recalled some of its dog food after it was discovered that a drug used to euthanize animals was found in its contents.
The recall spans 15 states and is for Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Au Jus wet food. The drug found inside of the dog food was Pentobarbitol , which is a commonly used euthanasia drug for putting down animals. Pentobarbitol (a barbiturate) in smaller doses is said to be an anticonvulsant and can treat tension, anxiety and nervousness. There is still no word on HOW this dangerous drug contaminated the dog food.
Currently, the numbers stand as 5 sick dogs and 1 has died as a result of consuming the food. The 12-ounce cans were manufactured June 6-13 and sold in stores and online in Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. As a precaution, Evanger’s is recalling Hunk of Beef products manufactured the same week, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB and 1816E13HB and expire June 2020. The second half of the barcode on the back of the label says 20109. The ill and deceased dog ate from the 1816E06HB13 lot.
The US Food and Drug Administration is now starting to distribute information about the Evangers Dog Food Recall. If you feed your pup any of this food, please throw it away. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 847-537-0102, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Central weekdays.