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FDA investigates Smucker-owned Big Heart over pentobarbital

An investigation into pentobarbital adulteration in canned, wet pet food manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. remains “open and ongoing” according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Big Heart is a wholly owned subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company Inc. On Feb. 16, FDA alerted pet owners to the possible… Continue Reading

Smucker confirms euthanasia drug in popular dog food brands

Recall includes Gravy Train, Kibbles ’N Bits, Skippy, Ol’ Roy; FDA's investigation, testing ongoing

The FDA has posted notice of a voluntary recall by The J.M. Smucker Company Inc. of canned dog food after the company confirmed pentobarbital in tallow used to manufactured the affected products. In all, the recall covers more than 107 million cans of dog food in several flavors sold under the Gravy Train, Kibbles ’N Bits, Skippy… Continue Reading

Robin Hood flour recall expands amid E. coli outbreak

Additional lots of Robin Hood brand flour are under nationwide recall in Canada by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Samples of the flour have tested positive for E. coli contamination and victims of a nationwide outbreak have reported having contact with the implicated flour. In the expanded recall notice, posted Tuesday by the Canadian Food… Continue Reading