FDA response to ABC7 regarding pentobarbital in dog food
There is currently no set tolerance for pentobarbital in pet food and its detection renders the product adulterated (therefore, the substance should not be present in pet foods at all). If a pet food contains pentobarbital, the FDA will investigate and take appropriate enforcement action Today, (Feb. 8, 2018) the FDA received the test results of the samples of dog food from ABC7. We plan to review the results and determine appropriate action. We also encourage consumers to report any complaints about pet food products to FDA.