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Against the Grain Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit

The FDA is warning dog owners not to use Against the Grain brand “Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs” because it may contain a drug used to euthanize animals.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning dog owners not to use Against the Grain brand “Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs” because it may contain a drug used to euthanize animals.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your dog had symptoms of phenobarbital poisoning or died after eating Against the Grain Pet Food, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

February 23, 2017 – Against the Grain, Inc., initiated the recall after unopened cans of “Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs” were found to contain phenobarbital, according to an FDA Safety Alert issued on Feb. 14.

FDA considers the presence of pentobarbital in pet food, a barbiturate used in animal euthanasia, to be product adulteration. The agency has not been able to determine whether other Against the Grain products contain the beef that went into the recalled products.

Which Products are Affected by the Recall?

This recall includes:

  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs
  • 12 ounce can
  • Lot Number: 2415E01ATB12
  • UPC Code (second half): 80001
  • Expiration Date: December 2019

FDA is continuing to investigate the suppliers of Against the Grain Pet Food to determine a possible cause for the presence of pentobarbital. The agency is also coordinating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to address any possible areas of shared jurisdiction at the suppliers.

Phenobarbital Overdose Symptoms

Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitement
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Nystagmus
  • Inability to stand
  • Coma
  • Death

FDA is advising pet owners who notice these symptoms in their pets to contact their veterinarian immediately.

Can I Participate in a Class Action?

Our lawyers are only filing individual lawsuits on behalf of pet owners whose dogs were injured by Against the Grain Pet Food. If your pet died or was severely sickened by phenobarbital poisoning, you may qualify for compensation through the filing of a lawsuit and we can help.

Do I Have an Against the Grain Pet Food Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in dog food recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new phenobarbital poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if your dog was injured by Against the Grain Pet Food, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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