Another day, another recall. It is no exaggeration that every day there is another recall in the news to be weary of. The Against The Grain food company has issued a recall on their pulled beef with gravy dinner after traces of a very dangerous chemical was discovered in the product.
The chemical in question is known as pentobarbital which is used to euthanize pets all over the world. The product was produced and canned in 2015 according to a news release this week from the Food and Drug Administration.
According to Conservative Tribune:
Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma.
The dog food, which has an expiration date of December 2019, was reportedly sold in Washington and Maryland, with a lot number of 2415E01ATB12. The second half of the UPC code is 80001.
The FDA has confirmed that this potentially fatal product was no longer being sold in stores.
To the company’s credit, the recall of this product was voluntary, and no complaints from pet owners had been filed regarding the dog food or any of the company’s other pet products.
Consumers can return any can with the affected lot number to the store where they purchased the product and receive a full case of Against the Grain food. Consumers with questions should call the company at 708-566-4410 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Earlier this month, another pet food company, Evanger’s, voluntarily recalled some of its products after the same chemical — pentobarbital — was found in one lot of the company’s dog food products. Five dogs got sick and one died
The first question that comes to my mind is how does such a dangerous chemical get there in the first place, and why did it take so long for these results to appear. It’s time to assess how food manufacturing is operating because there is something seriously wrong with our standards.
We are all that stands between the many dangers of this world and our fur babies. We must protect the fur babies!