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Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® Canned Wet Dog Food Product Update

Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® Canned Wet Dog Food Product Update

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2018 – Orrville, OH - The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary product withdrawal of specific shipments of Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® canned/wet dog food because they do not meet its quality specifications due to the presence of extremely low levels of pentobarbital.

While veterinarians and animal nutrition specialists, as well as the FDA, have confirmed that extremely low levels of this substance do not pose a threat to pet safety, its presence at any level is not acceptable to Smucker and not up to its quality standards.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Company initiated a voluntary product withdrawal and has taken action to remove specific shipments that were impacted from its supply chain as well as provided actionable information to its consumers and retail partners. The Company has identified the root cause to be a single supplier and a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility.

“We take this very seriously and are extremely disappointed that pentobarbital was introduced to our supply chain. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards,” said Barry Dunaway, President, Pet Food and Pet Snacks. “Above all, we are a company that loves pets and understand the responsibility we have in providing high quality food for the pets our consumers love.”

No other products of The J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this withdrawal.

Impacted product includes:

Item Name

UPC Item Code(s)

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks

7910052541

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips

7910052542

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks

7910052543

Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks

7910051645

Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks

7910051647

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks

7910034417

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks

7910034418

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew

7910051933

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley

7910051934

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks

7910034417

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack

7910010377
7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety Pack

7910010382 7910048367 7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack

7910010380 7910010377 7910010375

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack

7910010375
7910048367

Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy

7910010375

Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetable in Gravy

7910010378

Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy

7910010380

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef & Bone Marrow

7910071860

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts with Burgers & Cheese Bits

7910050243

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Smoky Turkey & Bacon

7910050246

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef & Chicken

7910050247

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy 3 in 1 Chicken, Beef & Liver

7910050248

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew

7910050249

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Chicken

7910050244

Skippy 13.2 oz, Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef

7910050250

Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef

7910050245

Ol’ Roy 13.2 oz Turkey Bacon Strips

8113117570

Consumers who purchased the product referenced can call the Company at 800-828-9980, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, or email at http://www.bigheartpet.com/Contact/ContactUs.aspx with any questions, concerns, or for a refund or replacement product.

The withdrawal is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Contacts:
Consumers
1-800-828-9980
http://www.bigheartpet.com/Contact/ContactUs.aspx

Media
Maribeth Burns
Vice President, Corporate Communications
330-682-3000