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Dozens of dog foods recalled following euthanasia drug discovery

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Following the discovery of the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital, in dog food, the J.M. Smucker Company has issued a voluntary recall of dozens of varieties of wet dog food. obtained a memo about the recall which was sent to retailers.

The memo reads:

The J.M. Smucker Company is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of a limited quantity of Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, and Skippy® Wet Dog Food products after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. This is not a threat to pet safety. Although the extremely low levels do not present a health or safety risk, their presence in our products is not acceptable to us.

The FDA launched an investigation into the situation after WJLA partnered with Ellipse Analytics to test dozens of varieties of dog foods. Results from the testing were shocking – 60 percent of the Gravy Train brand (which is owned by Smucker’s) tested positive for the deadly euthanasia drug. Though the levels detected were not considered to be lethal, the law states that NO concentration is allowed in food of any sort – even for pets.

There is speculation that the euthanasia drug made its way into pet food from the bodies of rendered pets who were euthanized and then used as “adulterated ingredients” in dog food.

Full list of recalled products (with UPC Item codes) here.

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5 replies
  1. Pam says:

    OMG!!!!! We feeding our dearly departed pets to our pets !!!! OMG. I will cook for my pets !!!! All of them. Thus is beyond ridiculous. Money. Money. That’s all it boils down to. Omfg

  2. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I stopped using foods that have unknown “meat” products in them once I found what they contain. As more and more shelters move to EBI, it doesn’t surprise me that the euthanasia drug is being found in food that is made with this rendered “meat”. If companies would stop using rendered products, it would be the best for everyone.

  3. Barbara Garabedian says:

    How awful what kind of product is this killer food posin & for the poor doggies how can they do this evil assholes please save all animals they b
    Ne d to be sued & disbarred evil creeps bg


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