Dog food recalled in Michigan due to sickness concerns

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that an Illinois company that makes and sells dog and cat food has recalled dog food "out of an abundance of caution".

Evanger's Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL, volunteered to recall the food after a potential contaminant was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus - wet dog food.

The contaminant, identified as pentobarbital, can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death, according to the FDA.

The dog food was sold in Michigan as well as Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

The lot numbers 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, have an expiration date of June 2020, and a barcode that ends in 20109.

Evangers says it has verified that little to no product is still on store shelves fo any customers who still have the cans should return it to where they bought it for a full refund.

Here's the full release from the FDA: