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« on: February 06, 2017, 05:47:13 PM »

This is such a wide and disturbing recall by a very highly rated company........
https://consumerist.com/2017/02/06/evangers-dog-fEvanger’s Dog Food Recall of February 2017


February 3, 2017 — Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product due to potential contamination with the deadly drug, pentobarbital.
Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance or nausea — or in extreme cases, death.

What’s Being Recalled?
Although pentobarbital was detected in a single lot, the company is recalling all related Hunk of Beef products manufactured the week of June 6 through June 13, 2016.
The affected lots numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020.
The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.
Where Was the Product Sold?
The affected products were sold both online and also distributed to retail locations only in the following states:
California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Washington
Wisconsin
About the Recall
The recall affects 5 lots of food that were produced from its supplier’s lot of beef, which is specifically used for the Hunk of Beef product and no other products.
To date, five dogs reportedly became ill. And one of the five dogs died after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13.
Evanger’s is proactively issuing a recall so as not to risk potential exposure to pentobarbital in the product.
According to Evanger’s, all suppliers of meat products are USDA approved.
The insists the beef supplier provides the company with beef chunks from cows that are slaughtered in a USDA facility.
Evanger’s continues to investigate how the contaminant entered its raw material supply.
Because it sources its meat products from suppliers that are USDA approved and since no other products have reported any problems, the company is not extending the recall to other supplier lots.
According to Evanger’s, this is the first recall event for the company in its 82 years of manufacturing.
What to Do?
Although it has been verified that little or no product remains on store shelves, consumers are asked to return recalled product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 847-537-0102 between 10 AM and 5 PM Central Time,
Monday through Friday.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.ood-recalled-due-to-contamination-with-euthanasia-drug-wait-what/
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 06:06:37 PM »

Went to Evangers site to see how the other pugs were doing and wound up getting a bit of an education from the government regarding some in particular dry dog foods.....I feed Olivia Acana Grasslands with my human toppers...Her kibble is not involved...
.http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/CVMFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/ucm129135.htm
https://evangersdogfood.com/news-events/pug-family-updates/
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 11:36:52 AM »

Thank you for sharing this Susie!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 03:16:15 PM »

I agree. I used to feed Darwin Evangers when he was quite young (maybe 1-2 years old) and there was a similar recall. I have zero tolerance for these things- mess up once with something so critical, and I'm gone. I've never bought that company's food again. I'm not talking about recalls because of something innocent- like, oh, it's labeled 'gluten free' but maybe one machine was used on another lot of food that may have had gluten. I'm talking about a recall that reflects badly on their integrity and business practices (money before all else). So, sadly, I'm not that surprised by this recall. I feel the same about human food, of course. Just say 'no' to Blue Bunny, Foster Farms, to name a few!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:32:26 PM »

I do think there is something else to consider for this recall.

All the food was sold as of last June.  Quite some time ago.  Only the dogs in ONE household got sick.  They were 5 pugs and sadly, 1 died.  However, it does seem strange that only one household reported any issues.

Editted:  just learned that a euthanized animal was used in the food.  GROSS!  And that is how the phenobarbital came to be in the food.  OMG

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 08:15:10 PM »

Chris, are there any commercial dog foods that you think are acceptable? Or do you think the only answer is to prepare food for your pet?
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 08:24:03 PM »

I generally buy wellness brand now, have for quite a few years Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 12:01:32 PM »

Earthborn Holistics is a good brand with high ratings from Dog Food Advisor.  They have never had a recall.  They have a few formulas which are grain free.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 09:21:54 AM »

Editted:  just learned that a euthanized animal was used in the food.  GROSS!  And that is how the phenobarbital came to be in the food.  OMG

Beyond belief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just don't understand how this sort of thing can happen but then I think of 'mad cow disease' and remember that herbivores were being fed carcases via their food.  The world has gone mad.
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