Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

Against the Grain

Evanger’s sues supplier; says beef included tainted horse meat

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company Inc. is suing Bailey Farms LLC, claiming that the meat supplier was at fault for a euthanasia drug found in Hunk of Beef and Against the Grain dog foods made by Evanger’s. The suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois on April 25, names Bailey… Continue Reading

Pet food recall expands; supplier’s certification had expired

10 consumer complaints so far in investigation of how a euthanasia drug got into dog food

The FDA today expanded a consumer advisory about Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog foods, some of which have been found to be contaminated with an animal euthanasia drug. Apparently the agency has been waiting for a week for the company to make public an expansion of its existing recall, which came after illnesses in at least… Continue Reading

Dog food meat supplier aces inspection; investigation ongoing

Questions remain on source of euthanasia drug in Evanger's and Against the Grain pet food

The Food and Drug Administration has completed its investigation into the supplier that furnished meat used in recalled canned dog food that was found to contain the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. As yet unidentified, the supplier provides meat used in Evanger’s brand Hunk of Beef and Nutripack’s Against the Grain Pulled Beef brand dog foods,… Continue Reading

Evanger’s blames supplier, FDA, for Pentobarbital in dog food

FDA says beef suppliers are not registered; Evanger’s hints at expanded recall

Breaking news: Evanger’s reveals presence of horse DNA in its Hunk of Beef dog food in a Wednesday letter to its customers. The company will recall all of its Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy and Against the Grain Pulled Beef. The formal recall announcement will be issued this week. Consumer complaints continue… Continue Reading

FDA inspection report labels Evanger’s pet food adulterated

Reveals use of meat “not for human consumption” despite Evanger’s marketing claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday released the results of a month-long investigation of Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., its production facility in Wheeling, IL, and the Nutripack LLC, facility in Markham, IL. Nutripack is owned by Brett Sher, son of Joel and Holly Sher, who own Evanger’s. Joel Sher is listed as manager… Continue Reading

FDA confirms euthanasia agent pentobarbital in dog food

Pet owners warned to avoid certain Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food

The Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and pet caretakers not to feed their pets with certain lots of Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food after confirming the presence of the euthanasia agent pentobarbital in both products. Following discussions with FDA, Evanger’s announced a voluntary recall Feb. 3 of five lots of… Continue Reading

More dog food recalled for possible barbiturate contamination

A second dog food recall — this time by Against the Grain Pet Food Inc. — because of the barbiturate pentobarbital is underway in the wake of a recall of Evanger’s branded dog food, and it appears members of the same family own both companies. Pentobarbital is a sedative often used to euthanize animals. No… Continue Reading