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Euthanasia drug found in Gravy Train dog food

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - If you buy Gravy Train for your dog, you may want to check the label; its manufacturer voluntarily issued a recall this week after a study found low levels of a euthanasia drug in the food.

J.M. Smucker Company is withdrawing quantities of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, and Skippy wet dog food products because of pentobarbital found in an ingredient.

Pentobarbital is used to reduce anxiety in animals and put them to sleep, according to the Clean Label Project. The study, conducted by TV station WJLA and Ellipse Analytics, found the compound inside 60 percent of Gravy Train products that were tested.

The company said the amount of pentobarbital found wasn't enough to pose a health or safety risk, but that the presence is still unacceptable.

Consumers who purchased the product referenced can call the Company at 800-828-9980, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, or email at http://www.bigheartpet.com/Contact/ContactUs.aspx with any questions, concerns, or for a refund or replacement product.

The following products were pulled from shelves:

Item Name

UPC Item Code(s)

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks

7910052541

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips

7910052542

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks

7910052543

Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks

7910051645

Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks

7910051647

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks

7910034417

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks

7910034418

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew

7910051933

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley

7910051934

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks

7910034417

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack

7910010377
7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety Pack

7910010382 7910048367 7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack

7910010380 7910010377 7910010375

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack

7910010375
7910048367

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy

7910010375

Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetable in Gravy

7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy

7910010380

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef & Bone Marrow

7910071860

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts with Burgers & Cheese Bits

7910050243

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Smoky Turkey & Bacon

7910050246

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef & Chicken

7910050247

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy 3 in 1 Chicken, Beef & Liver

7910050248

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew

7910050249

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Chicken

7910050244

Skippy 13.2 oz, Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef

7910050250

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef

7910050245

Ol’ Roy 13.2 oz Turkey Bacon Strips

8113117570


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