‘Hunk of Beef’ products recalled after 5 dogs become sick, 1 dies


Pet food company Evanger’s has announced that it will recall certain dog food products over fears that it may contain a dangerous sedative.

According to the FDA, specific lots of “Hunk of Beef” may be contaminated with pentobarbital.

Five dogs reportedly became sick after eating the food, and one dog reportedly died.

The company is recalling specific lot number of the food, which is sold in 12-ounce cans:

– 1816E03HB

– 1816E04HB

– 1816E06HB

– 1816E07HB

– 1816E13HB

The cans have an expiration date of June 2020.

The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.

The company says this is its first recall in over eight decades of business.

If you have cans of the food, they may be returned to a vendor for a refund.

The cans were sold in states including 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 through June 13.

If you have a question, contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday.

Additional details are available on the FDA website.

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