Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. issued a voluntarily recall for some of its dog food items over the weekend, after a potentially deadly contaminant was discovered in the products.
The contaminant found in one batch of the Hunk of Beed Au Jus dog food is Pentobarbital, can cause a number of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness and loss of balance. In extreme cases, it can cause death.
Though the contaminant was found in only one batch of the food product, the company issued recall for five lots in an abundance of caution.
The company said in a statement, “Although only one household in the country reported illness, out of the five lots that are being recalled, we feel it is the right thing to do. This is our first recall in the 82 years that we have been in business.”
The affected batches of the product were sole in numerous states, including California, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina and Washington.
Customers who have already bought the affected items can either discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102.