Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Has Been Voluntarily Recalled Due To Potential Contaminants

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Has Been Voluntarily Recalled Due To Potential Contaminants

Do you regularly purchase food for your pup from a brand known as Evangers? If so, then you need to read this article quickly in order to ensure the health of your furry friends!

Evangers Dog Cat Food has issued a voluntary recall for certain batches of one of its products, known as Hunk of Beef Au Jus. A potential contaminant known as pentobarbital was found within one lot of these products. This drug affects animals and can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, and even fatalities in more extreme cases.

The affected lots were 12 oz cans of the product, manufactured in the week of June 6 to June 13, 2016, and were distributed to retail outlets as well as sold online. The states where these lots were sent are: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.


Credit: Evanger’s / FDA

These Hunk of Beef products that are being recalled have lot numbers that begin with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB and have an expiration date of June 2020. The last few digits of their barcodes read 20109. You can find the latter detail on the back of the product label.

So far, products with lot number 1816E06HB13 have proved to be the most problematic, resulting in five pups becoming ill, one of which passed away after consuming this food.

If you have products matching this description, then don’t feed them to your pups, and if they’ve consumed some of the food, monitor them closely for changes in behavior. Please share this information to keep dogs around the country safe!

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