Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company is recalling its Hunk of Beef canned pet food after pentobarbital was detected during testing. To date, five dogs reportedly became ill, one of which died after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13.
The product was manufactured the week of June 6 through June 13, 2016, and was 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 and Wisconsin.
Affected lot numbers start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB and have an expiration date of June 2020 are included in the recall.
The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.
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 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products can be reported to the FDA by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your are or by going to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.