Pet food recall issued after five dogs sickened, one dies

Hunk of Beef products are being recalled because of potential contaminant "Pentobarbital" which was detected in one lot of Hunt of Beef Aus Jus.

Evanger's said one lot of its "Hunk of Beef" product was contaminated with the drug pentobarbital, and that it was recalling all of the product manufactured in that one week last June.

The specifically-identified lot numbers of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef were sold online and in more than a dozen states, including Pennsylvania. Five dogs became ill and one died, according to the Wheeling, Illinois, company.

If you purchased this product, do not give it to your dog.

The recalled items were manufactured the week of June 6-13, 2016. It can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, and death.

The product was sold in 12oz Hunk of Beef that were distributed to stores in states across the country, including MI. The second half of the barcode will list the numbers 20109.

Those with questions may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 during regular business hours. Officials are still investigating how the Pentobarbital may have gotten into the supply.

Because we source from suppliers of meat products that are USDA approved, and no other products have had any reported problems, we are not extending the recall to other supplier lots. The company says this is its first recall in its 82-year history.

None of the product remains on store shelves, but consumers may still have cans of the affected dog food.



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