Consumer Alert: Popular Pet Food Recalled After Euthanasia Drug Found in Product

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A popular pet food product is being recalled after a euthanasia drug was found in two of its products.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pet food manufacturer Party Animal is recalling several lots of its Cocolicious dog food products after a sample tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital.

The Texas-based company issued a nationwide recall after their Cocolicious products in “Beef & Turkey” and “Chicken & Beef” were affected with the drug. They are currently retrieving the remaining cans from retailers across the U.S.

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“If pet parents have cans with either of those lot numbers in their possession, they should return them to the place of purchase and will of course receive a full refund,” the company stated, adding that in order to ensure adherence to their commitment to the safety of pets, they will also be actively re-examining their manufacturing processes.

With cans manufactured in 2015, the lot numbers for the products are #0136E15204 04 and dated best by July 2019 for “Beef  & Turkey;” and #0134E15 237 13 with a best by date of August 2019 for “Chicken & Beef.”

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Tania Hussain |

Tania Hussain is a native of Toronto and a Hoosier at heart, studying journalism at Ball State University in Indiana. She has a mad love for fine cheese, film, music, and meeting people upon her many travels. When Tania’s not writing at Womanista, she can be found going for long nature runs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, photographing sights and food, or writing for her online magazine, The Hudsucker. She is also a member of the Indy-based, Society of Professional Journalists—one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists.