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Canned Dog Foods recalled. Ingredients in several Brabds

February 20, 2018

J.M. Smucker has recalled several brands.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert about potential pentobarbital contamination in certain canned dog foods manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Co.

After learning about positive pentobarbital results in certain cans of Gravy Train dog food, J.M. Smucker initiated a withdrawal of various canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands, according to the agency.

The withdrawn products were distributed to retailers nationwide. Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that is most commonly used in animals as a sedative, anesthetic, or for euthanasia.

The FDA says 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evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets.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, "pentobarbital should never be present in pet food and products containing any amount of pentobarbital are considered to be adulterated."

The FDA says it's monitoring for reports of any pet illnesses associated with pentobarbital contamination in these products. It's also investigating to learn the potential source and route of the contamination.

Against the Grain Pet Food voluntarily recalled one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015. The lot of product was distributed to independent pet retail stores in Washington and Maryland; it has been verified that this lot is no longer on any store shelves.

The list of withdrawn products that J.M. Smucker provided to the FDA includes:

  • 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

Read more from the FDA

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