I am not sure about you but my dog is a huge part of my family. So, I am always on the lookout for potential recalls on products that could potentially harm my pet or yours. I stumbled across another recall today on the USDA website and wanted to make sure to share it with you all as well.
If you happen to have a couple cans of Party Animal dog food you may want to check them out. Party Animals, which is a California-based company discovered that some of its food is tainted with pentobarbital — a chemical that’s used to euthanize animals.
In a statement that was released by the company, it states that a customer had samples of the popular food tested. The lab was able to detect that there was pentobarbital in the food. Party Animal is asking for those test results, and “out of an abundance of caution” is recalling the two lots of dog food sold nationwide. The company has also decided to send out more samples to be tested as well.
Here is the statement on the USDA website for you to verify for yourself.
Party Animal Recalls Dog Food Due To Potential Presence of Pentobarbital
For Immediate Release
April 24. 2017
Contact Consumers: 323-207-4100
The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food. As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously. On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their 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. We have requested those results.
When we were notified, we immediately tracked the lot numbers of the food in question and determined that the food had been manufactured and distributed in 2015. We then contacted the two probable retailers that had sold the customer the food and asked them to isolate all remaining cans from these lots. 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.
We also requested that the retailers send all of the cans from those lots to us so that we can forward them on to an accredited independent laboratory for independent testing. We expect to receive the receive the results in 7 to 10 days. We first saw the formal report from the lab at Texas A&M regarding the customer’s samples, today, April 17.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are retrieving the remainder of these two lots nationwide. We are working with our distributors and retailers to determine if any additional beef-flavored products manufactured during this 2015 production period remain on shelves and, if so, to retrieve them from shelves, immediately, as well.
Party Animal wishes to emphasize that we have submitted many recent lots of our beef flavors for testing and all have tested negative for any pentobarbital. We have also had extensive discussions with our manufacturer regarding the potential cause of the reported contamination of the 2015 lots, and we will continue with such discussions even as we await testing results for the 2015 lots. In order to ensure adherence to our commitment to the safety of pets, we are also actively re-examining our manufacturing processes.
This beginning to be a little too strange for me. Just recently Blue Buffalo had to recall dog food after it as well turned up tainted with potentially excessive levels of beef thyroid hormone.
I am not sure, but I am beginning to wonder what is going on with the food that is being sold. If this could happen to our furry friend’s food what is going into ours? It sort of makes you wonder, right?
Let us know what you think about this recall in the comments below!