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Dog Food Brands Recalled Over Concerns About Euthanasia Drug

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling several shipments of dog food after an independent investigation found traces of pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug, in samples from a range of popular brands.

The company announced last week that it would withdraw shipments of wet canned dog food from Gravy Train, Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy.

The move follows an independent investigation, conducted by ABC7 in conjunction with Ellipse Analytics, a lab that specializes in food testing.

Sixty-two samples of wet dog food, from more than 24 brands, were tested over a period of several months.

Only one brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly tested positive for trace amounts of pentobarbital, according to ABC7. Of the 15 cans of Gravy Train tested, 60 percent were positive for the euthanasia drug.

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The company announced last week that it would withdraw shipments of wet canned dog food from Gravy Train, Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy.

The move follows an independent investigation, conducted by ABC7 in conjunction with Ellipse Analytics, a lab that specializes in food testing.

Sixty-two samples of wet dog food, from more than 24 brands, were tested over a period of several months.

Only one brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly tested positive for trace amounts of pentobarbital, according to ABC7. Of the 15 cans of Gravy Train tested, 60 percent were positive for the euthanasia drug.

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