Against the Grain Pet Food

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Twins Brett and Chelsea Sher started the company in 2003 to feature a grain-free pet food for dogs and cats. The company says it uses fresh ingredients and that the food is gluten- and grain-free. The pet food is manufactured in the United States at the Evanger’s plant.

Against the Grain Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Against the Grain Pulled Chicken With Gravy, Against the Grain Pulled Beef With Gravy, Against the Grain Chicken Mayflower With Turnip, Against the Grain Chicken Polyhauai’i
Cost: $$$
Company: Against the Grain Pet Foods
Headquarters: 221 South Wheeling Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Contact info: 847-537-0102, email, website

Has Against the Grain Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. One batch of canned dog food from 2015 was recalled in February 2017 because pentobarbital — a drug used for euthanasia — may have been in the food. This recall followed a similar one by Evanger’s, which manufactures Against the Grain’s pet food. No other Against the Grain products were part of the recall. The company said in a statement on its website, “There have been ZERO reports of any illness to our company and the FDA, but this has been issued out of an overabundance of caution.”

A recall expansion notice was issued on February 28, 2017 to include an additional Against the Grain product for the same cause.

List of Against the Grain Recalls

February 2017

Cause: Potential for pentobarbital. Announcement: Dog Food Advisor and a letter to retailers dated February 28, 2017. What was recalled: 12-ounce cans of the following products: Against the Grain Pulled Beef: Item #776107.

Cause: Potential for pentobarbital. Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 14, 2017. What was recalled: Against the Grain Pulled Beef With Gravy Dinner for Dogs, 12 oz. cans, Lot #2415E01ATB12, UPC code ending in 80001, expiration date of Dec. 2019.

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