Multiple dog food brands recalled for euthanasia drug contamination

Recall

NATIONWIDE, (WOWO) – The J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled 27 different pet food products after reports of contamination by a euthanasia drug, according to Food Safety News.

Pentobarbital, a tranquilizer often used for putting down sick or fatally injured animals, was found in some of the company’s Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy dog food.

Smucker has asked retailers to remove the dog food from their warehouses, but a consumer-level product recall has not yet been initiated.

Recalled products include:

  • Gravy Train: 
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks – UPC: 7910052541
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips – UPC: 7910052542
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks – UPC: 7910052543
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks – UPC: 7910034417
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks – UPC: 7910034418
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew – UPC: 7910051933
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley – UPC: 7910051934
    • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks – UPC: 7910034417
    • Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks – UPC: 7910051645
    • Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks – UPC: 7910051647
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits: 
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack – UPC: 7910010377; 7910010378
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety Pack – UPC: 7910010382; 7910048367; 7910010378
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack – UPC: 7910010380; 7910010377; 7910010375
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack – UPC: 791001037; 7910048367
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy – UPC: 7910010375
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetable in Gravy – UPC: 7910010378
    • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy – UPC: 7910010380
  • Skippy:
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef & Bone Marrow – UPC: 7910071860
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts with Burgers & Cheese Bits – UPC: 7910050243
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Smoky Turkey & Bacon – UPC: 7910050246
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef & Chicken – UPC: 7910050247
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy 3 in 1 Chicken, Beef & Liver – UPC: 7910050248
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew – UPC: 7910050249
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Chicken – UPC: 7910050244
    • Skippy 13.2 oz, Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef – UPC: 7910050250
    • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef – UPC: 7910050245
  • Ol’ Roy 13.2 oz Turkey Bacon Strips – UPC: 8113117570

An FDA spokesperson states the pentobarbital contamination is low, and is unlikely to pose health risks.

Smucker has not yet stated how the products became contaminated, nor has the company revealed whether the dog food has made it to retail shelves.

If you have questions or concerns about the recall, contact Smucker by phone at (800) 828-9980 or by email here.

1 COMMENT

  1. Was this dog food made in China, or Mexico? Seems most of the recalls on our food and Dog food has came from these two Countries!

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