• FDA investigates Smucker-owned Big Heart over pentobarbital

    3 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    An investigation into pentobarbital adulteration in canned, wet pet food manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. remains “open and ongoing” according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
    Big Heart is a wholly owned subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company Inc.
    On Feb. 16, FDA alerted pet owners to the possible presence of pentobarbital in certain canned dog foods, including Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol' Roy and Skippy products, after a media outlet reported having found the chemical in several samples of Gravy Train canned, wet dog food.
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