Evanger's dog food is voluntarily recalling its Hunk of Beef dog food brand for possible pentobarbital contamination.  Indiana and Illinois are among 15 states affected.  


It has been reported that five dogs became ill and 1 of the five dogs passed away after consuming the product with lot number pr Evanger’s is issuing a voluntary recall so as not to risk potential exposure to pentobarbital in the product.

"The specifically-identified lot numbers of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef being voluntarily recalled were distributed to retail locations and sold online only in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016."

Evanger's is also voluntarily recalling Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured the same week, with the following lot numbers:  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 label.

Pentobarbital has been known to affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, excitement, nausea, loss of balance, or in extreme cases, possibly death.

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