Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company needs to get an emergency permit before it can send its products across state lines, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says.
FDA recently found problems in Evanger’s processes that it said could result in under-processed pet foods, which can allow the survival and growth of Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that causes botulism in some animals and humans.
Government inspectors found "significant deviations from prescribed documentation of processes, equipment, and record-keeping in the production of the company’s thermally processed low acid canned food products."
Evanger’s is based in the Chicago area. It was founded in 1935, and claims to produce "a wide array of human-grade dog and cat food dinners and supplements."
Evanger’s customer service department can be reached at 1-800-288-6796.
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