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Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

4 months 3 days 3 hours ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 February 16, 2018 6:53 AM February 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Food Safety News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.

The company says it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train, Kibble 'N Bits, Skippy, and Ol' Roy brands. It says it is investigating how the euthanasia drug pentobarbital got into its supply chain and is focusing on a single supplier of a minor ingredient used at one manufacturing facility.

The recalls come after WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., says it tested 15 cans of Gravy Train. It found nine cans, or 60 percent of the sample, tested positive for pentobarbital.

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