Evanger’s Recalls Hunk of Beef Due to Barbiturate

hunk-of-beefEvanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of five lots of its Hunk of Beef canned dog food due to the presence of pentobarbital, a short-acting barbiturate.

After one pet illness was reported, the Wheeling, Illinois-based company, which was founded in 1935, decided to recall the five lots out of “an abundance of caution,” as reported in an announcement on the company’s website.

The announcement goes on to state: “We feel that we have been let down by our supplier, and in reference to the possible presence of pentobarbital, we have let down our customers.”

Pentobarbital can enter the pet food supply via the inclusion of rendered meats from animals that have been euthanized. Although the company has not named the supplier, Evanger’s said they have terminated their relationship with that company, with which they had been doing business for 40 years.

To learn more about the affected products and to view the FDA’s press release about this, click here.

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