Several Popular Dog Food and Treat Brands Recalled

Pet Food Recalls The manufacturers of popular pet food brands such as Kibbles N’ Bits, Gravy Train, Ol’ Roy, Milo’s Kitchen and Skippy, recently issued a massive recall of its products. This J.M. Smucker product recall is due to the discovery of pentoarbital contamination and elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones in various products.

Pentoarbital Contamination

A known sedative used to euthanize pets, pentoarbital is illegal in any pet food products and renders the items inedible under federal law. Pets who have ingested pentoarbital may experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea and nystagmus – a condition in which their eyes will move rapidly from side-to-side in a jerky manner. The products affected by this contamination, and currently being recalled, are noted below.

Gravy Train:
Lamb & Rice Chunks: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910052543
T-Bone Flavor Chunks: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 79100052541
Beef Chunks: 22-ounce cans, UPC 7910051647
Beef Chunks: 13.5-ounce cans, UPC 79100034417
Chicken Chunks: 22-ounce, UPC 7910051645
Chicken Chunks: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910034418
Strips in Gravy: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910052542

Ol’ Roy Dog Food:
Strips in Gravy with Turkey & Bacon: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 8113117570

Skippy: 
Premium Chunks in Gravy – Chunky Stew: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910050249
Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910050245
Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910050245

Kibbles ‘n Bits:
Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slice with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010380
Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010378
Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy: 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010375

12-Can Variety Pack of 13.2-ounce Cans:
Includes Chef’s Choice Bistro Hearty Cuts with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy; Chef’s Choice Homestyle – Meatballs & Pasta Dinner with Real Beef in Tomato Sauce; Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy; box UPC 7910027750

12-Can Variety Pack of 13.2-ounce Cans:
Includes Chef’s Choice American Grill, Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy; Chef’s Choice Bistro, Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy; box UPC 7910027685

All above have Best by Dates ranging 10/25/19 to 2/9/21

Milo’s Kitchen Recalls

The company also recently pulled two varieties of its Milo’s Kitchen brand dog treats from shelves after the discovery of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Milo’s Kitchen has recalled several lots of its Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak and one lot of its Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon, due to potential elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone, which can cause rapid heart rate, restlessness and frequent thirst/urination in pets.

According to the FDA, prolonged exposure to the hormone can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or labored breathing. This recall is the result of three separate reports of pet illnesses related to the treats.

The recalled products are identified as:
Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak: 18-Ounce Bags, UPC Code 079100518227, Best by Dates of 11/15/2018 and 4/26/2019
Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak: 22-Ounce Bags, UPC Code 079100518234, Best by Date of 4/26/2019
Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak: 10-Ounce Bags, UPC Code 079100527762, Best by Date of 4/26/2019
Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon: 15-Ounce Bags, UPC 079100521265; Best by Date of 11/19/2018

CVA urges all pet owners who use these products to return them to the place of purchase or dispose of them immediately. If you suspect that your pet may have consumed this product, be sure to bring them to your local Central Veterinary Associates location for a complete checkup. CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For more information about CVA or to make an appointment, call (516) 825-3066 or visit www.centralvets.com.

 

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