A class action lawsuit was filed May 1 in Northern California against Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. on behalf of consumers and businesses who bought pentobarbital-contaminated dog food manufactured by the company.

Big Heart is owned by the J.M. Smucker Co. 

The lawsuit, referred to as a master consolidated complaint, consolidates four similar actions filed…

The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, because the products may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

The recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration informed the company of reports of three pet illnesses.

The products affected by the recall are:

  • Milo’s Kitchen

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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…