The Party Animal Cocolicious recall recall was announced by Party Animal and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 24th, following notification on April 13th, from a retailer in Texas that a customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.
Party Animal states that is knows of one report of an animal ingesting the food and experiencing effects of the barbiturate. Upon learning of the report, Party Animal Inc. reached out to the two potential retailers in the area and quarantined any and all remaining products. They have requested the laboratory samples from the Texas report and sent several samples from similar lots to an independent third-party lab for additional testing. To date, the additional lab test results have not been received.
Out of an abundance of caution, a nationwide recall has been issued for all associated lots of the canned dog food in question to avoid potential risks from the drug contamination.
The recall includes 13-ounce-can Cocolocious Beef & Turkey dog food with lot number 0136E15204 04 with a “Best By” date of July 2019 and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food with lot number 0134E15 237 13 and “Best By” date of August 2019. The canned food was manufactured and distributed beginning in 2015 by Party Animal Inc., to retailers nationwide.