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Dog Food Company Issues Recall After Deadly Drug Is Found In Their Products

By Omar Rimawi

No one knows how this happened, but all necessary precautions are being taken. Phenobarbital, the drug used to euthanize dogs, has been found in Evanger's Hunk Of Beef dog food.  

So far, five dogs have gotten sick and one has died. Though the contamination was limited to one lot number, the company decided to recall all cans packed that same week as a precaution against further tragedy. 

They've issued a voluntary recall of all lot numbers starting with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have a June 2020 expiration date. A total of 15 states sold the potentially contaminated products on store shelves and are affected by this recall, including Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The recall also extends to any customers who may have ordered the food online.