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February 2017 Recall Of Against The Grain Pet Food

Against The Grain Pet Food is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of its ‘Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs’ due to potential pentobarbital contamination. The recalled product was manufactured and distributed in 2015.

Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma.

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Company:  Against the Grain Pet Food

Recalled products:

The recalled 12 oz. ‘Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs’ has;

  • an expiration date of December 2019
  • a lot number of 2415E01ATB12
  • the second half of the UPC code is 80001
  • the UPC code can be found on the back of the product label

The recalled product was distributed in 2015 to independent pet retail stores in the states of Maryland and Washington.

Why recalled? Due to potential pentobarbital contamination.


  • This voluntary recall only affects one specific lot of food.
  • The company has verified that the affected lot is no longer on any store shelves.
  • To date, no complaints have been reported to Against the Grain for this recalled single lot or any other Against the Grain’s pet foods.

What to do?

  • Consumers may return cans with the relevant lot number to their place of purchase and receive a full case of Against the Grain food for the inconvenience.
  • Customers with questions may contact the company at 800-288-6796 between 11 AM and 4 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday.
  • U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Or go to
  • Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.



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