Against the Grain Pet Food announced yesterday it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015 due to the potential presence of pentobarbital.
In 2015, this one lot of product was distributed to independent pet retail stores in Washington and Maryland.
Earlier this m onth Evanger’s Dog & Cat Foodalso announced a dog food recall due to the possible presence of pentobarbital.
Pentobarbital is a sedative often used to euthanize dogs. Some pet food companies use dead animals, including dogs and cats euthanized at shelters, in their food.
No one has reported how the pentobarbital ended up in the dog fool recalled by either Evanver’s or Against the Grain.
The recall is for cans of the 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that have:
- An expiration date of December 2019
- A lot number of 2415E01ATB12
- A UPC code that ends with is 80001. (you can find it 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), inability to stand and coma.
So far, no complaints have been reported to Against the Grain for this single lot number.
Against the grain said it verified that this lot is no longer on any store shelves. This voluntary recall only affects one specific lot of food.
Consumers may return any can with the aforementioned lot number, to their place of purchase and receive a full case of Against the Grain food for the inconvenience.
For any questions, customers may contact the company at 708-566-4410 between 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time, Monday – Friday.