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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Evangerís Recall EXPANDS

February 28, 2017 ó Evangerís Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Illinois, is expanding its voluntarily recall of specific lots of its beef products due to their potential of contamination with the deadly drug, pentobarbital.
Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance or nausea ó or in extreme cases, death.


Only limited information regarding this expanded recall is available at this time. Further details will be added to this article as they become available.
(Dog Food Advisor)

The following 3 items are now being recalled:
  • Evangerís Hunk of Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776155
  • Evangerís: Braised Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776150
  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776107
The three recalled products were manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017, and have expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 10:54 PM
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Evanger's released this statement as well:

Additional Evanger?s Dog Food Recall ? Truth about Pet Food

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Yes, I got the notice from "Truth About Pet Food" too.

Evanger's is totally blaming their supplier in that statement they put out!

This is their OWN plant! They HAVE to see what ingredients are coming in and there has got to be a different smell of horse from cow when cooking in THEIR OWN vats!

Most other companies do not have their OWN facility and hire separate manufactures (like Evanger's) to process their can foods (or dry kibble). They give the "manufacturer" their recipe and the manufacturer purchases ingredients, processes it and cans it:
Such as:
*Canine Caviar is processed and canned by Evanger's (but Canine Caviar does not have a canned beef product, as far as I know)
*Avoderm is processed and canned by Breeder's Choice
*Natural Balance & Nature's Recipe is processed and canned by Big Heart (owned by Smucker's)
*Pure Vita is processed and canned by Tuffy's
*Taste of the Wild is processed and canned by Diamond
*Zignature is processed and canned by Pets Global
*Weruva is processed and canned by a facility in Thailand!

Not that it is right, but, I could understand if one of the above's food got re-called and they blamed the supplier.....because THEY are NOT there watching the company......Evanger's IS there canning for themselves and other dog food companies.

So I ask you......WHERE should the blame REALLY lie???

With Evanger's????? (who owns the plant and processes their own food)

Or the "unscrupulous" (as Evanger's puts it) meat supplier?
(although I do think the meat supplier IS unscrupulous!
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Those must contain horse meat, since horses are euthanized with the 'blue stuff', phenobarbital.
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I posted the statement below and it seems to be heavily implied that the food did contain horsemeat.

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Q: Why did Evangerís test for horsemeat?
A: Evangerís has been making Hunk of Beef since 2002 without incident. There were missing pieces in the puzzle as to why these pugs got sick. When pentobarbital popped up, we did heavy research and found that it is not common practice to euthanize cows, but it is common practice to euthanize horses. Things just werenít adding up, and we wanted answers.
Q: If the FDA tested negative for horsemeat, why did you publish your test results?
A: Evangerís knew the announcement about horsemeat would have a negative impact, but felt transparency was best. We felt the right thing to do was to come out and tell the public of our findings, even though the FDAís findings detected only beef.
I felt that Evanger's responses to some of the FDA's inquiries into their factory and their foods were downright odd, especially the fly one at the end. I don't know who they have managing the damage control but I think they should look at hiring someone else because whoever they have now isn't doing a very good job and is really only digging the hole deeper.

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FDA provides Q&A update to Evangerís Pet Food Investigation


FDA provides Q&A update to Evanger?s Pet Food Investigation ? Truth about Pet Food


Who is responsible for ensuring that pet food is safe? What regulations apply in this arena?

Pet food manufacturers are responsible for taking appropriate steps to ensure that the food they produce is safe for consumption and properly labeled. (WOW!!! They are on the "Honor System"???? Nothing done by the FDA or FSIS?)

One way that a manufacturer can do this is by taking steps to verify the identity and safety of the ingredients they receive from their suppliers.
It is the responsibility of the salvage facility collecting these animals to determine how they died and to separate those animals appropriately. Pentobarbital residues are not affected by rendering or canning temperatures and pressures (such as heat treatments capable of killing pathogenic organisms), and therefore animals euthanized with a chemical substance such as pentobarbital cannot be used in the manufacture of pet foods. There is currently no set tolerance for pentobarbital in pet food and detection of its presence renders the product adulterated.
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You have to expect recalls on any factory made product, thereís so much room for error when so much is done by machines with products that are not fresh.
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