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RECALL: Second Pet Food Recalled for Potential Barbiturate Contamination


One lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs is being recalled voluntarily due to potential contamination with the barbiturate pentobarbital.

Against the Grain Pet Food Inc., a manufacturer of grain-free and gluten-free pet food, voluntarily recalled one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs yesterday. The specific lot was manufactured and distributed in 2015 and is being recalled due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital.

This recall follows on the heels of Evanger’s recall earlier this month of 5 lots of its 12-ounce Hunk of Beef product due to contamination with pentobarbital. It appears that members of the same family own both companies; it is unclear whether the recalled products are manufactured in the same facility.

Click here for information on the Evanger’s recall.

The recalled product has the following attributes:

  • Expiration date: 12/19
  • Lot number: 2415E01ATB12
  • Second half of the UPC code: 80001
  • Sold in pet retail stores in Washington and Maryland

Possible side effects of pentobarbital include drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus, inability to stand, and possibly coma.

No complaints have been reported to Against the Grain about this or any other product since the company was founded, and the company has confirmed that this recalled lot is no longer on store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased this specific lot should return the product to the place of purchase, and Against the Grain will offer a full case of food for the inconvenience. Questions about the recall should be directed to Against the Grain at 800-288-6796.

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