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J.M. Smucker Company Withdrawing Certain Dog Food Products

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising pet owners that the J.M. Smucker Company is withdrawing certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol' Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination.

The withdrawn products were distributed to retailers nationwide. These products should not be given to pets. The specific products being withdrawn are:

- Gravy Train with T-Bone Flavor Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052541 - Gravy Train with Beef Strips, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 791052542 - Gravy Train with Lamb & Rice Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052543 - Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034418 - Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417 - Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051645 - Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051647 - Gravy Train Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417 - Kibbles 'N Bits 12-can Variety Pack Chef's Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef's Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010377, 7910010378 - Kibbles 'N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack Chef's Choice Bistro Hearty Cuts with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef's Choice Homestyle Meatballs & Pasta Dinner with Real Beef in Tomato Sauce, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010382, 7910048367, 7910010378 - Kibbles 'N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack Chef's Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef's Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef's Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010380, 7910010377, 7910010375 - Kibbles 'N Bits Chef's Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010375 - Kibbles 'N Bits Chef's Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010378 - Kibbles 'N Bits Chef's Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010380 - Ol' Roy Strips Turkey Bacon, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 8113117570 - Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 79100502469 - Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050250 - Skippy Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050245

Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that is most commonly used in animals as a sedative, anesthetic, or for euthanasia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets. However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA is investigating to learn the potential source and route of the contamination.

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