The Illinois maker of a cat and dog food product issued a voluntary recall over a potential contaminant that could cause symptoms of illness and possibly even death. Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food issued the recall after pentobarbital was discovered in a sample of its Hunk of Beef Au Jus product, reported.

Pentobarbital could cause drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, loss of balance, excitement or possibly death if ingested by an animal, the report noted. The recall affects the company’s 12-oz Hunk of Beef product distributed to stores in Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
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