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FDA DOG FOOD RECALL ALERT: Feb 16, 2018

 

This recalled dog food brands information from the Food And Drug Administration website due to potential Pentobarbital (death drug) contamination.

 

Nel Liquorman, TheDogPress.com Investigative Reporter

 

Regarding “Potential Pentobarbital Contamination in Canned Dog Food Manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company, Including Certain Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy Products.”  Reference: FDA News Events  The withdrawn products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

 

List of withdrawn dog food products the firm provided to the FDA include:

 

• Gravy Train with T-Bone Flavor Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052541

• Gravy Train with Beef Strips, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 791052542

• Gravy Train with Lamb & Rice Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052543

• Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034418

• Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417

• Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051645

• Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051647

• Gravy Train Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417

• Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010377, 7910010378

• Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice Bistro Hearty Cuts with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Homestyle Meatballs & Pasta Dinner with Real Beef in Tomato Sauce, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010382, 7910048367, 7910010378

• Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010380, 7910010377, 7910010375

• Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010375

• Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010378

• Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010380

• Ol’ Roy Strips Turkey Bacon, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 8113117570

• Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 79100502469

• Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050250

• Skippy Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050245

 

Why Is Pentobarbital Called "The Death Drug"?

 

Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that is most commonly used in animals as a sedative, anesthetic, or for euthanasia. The FDA’s preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets. However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food . The FDA is investigating to learn the potential source and route of the contamination.

 

What Happens To A Pet That Eats Pet Food Containing Pentobarbital?

 

Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death. However, pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is at a low level unlikely to pose a health risk to pets.”

 

Update: March 2, 2018: The FDA has informed J.M. Smucker that the firm’s action to remove products from the marketplace is now considered a recall. The FDA based this decision on a test by the firm confirming the presence of pentobarbital in the tallow ingredient used in the affected products.

 

The FDA is continuing its investigation and has collected finished product samples for testing that is currently pending. While the firm and FDA testing was pending, the FDA agreed to allow the firm to withdraw products from the marketplace because it was the quickest way to remove potentially adulterated product.

 

What Happens To The Deadly Dog Food?

 

However, now that the firm has verified that the products contain pentobarbital, an illegal substance in pet food at any amount, the firm has agreed to continue to remove product under the voluntarily recall process. The FDA will share more information as it becomes available.

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