- Manufacturer: IcelandicPlus LLC
- Date: March 23, 2020
- Cause: Potential to cause botulism poisoning
- Product(s) Affected: Capelin Dog and Cat Treats
- Annoucement: Recall issued on March 23, 2020 (click here).
What’s Being Recalled?
The below products were sold and distributed nationwide in the U.S across numerous independent pet stores.
All products affected by the recall are sold in a clear tube or plastic package.
The following are affected by this recall:
- Icelandic+ Capelin WHOLE FISH, PURE FISH TREATS FOR DOGS or PURE FISH TREATS FOR CATS
UPCs for the products are 8 5485400775 9; 8 5485400711 7; and 8 5485400757 5.
What Caused The Recall?
The U.S Food and Drug Administration established that dried, fermented un-eviscerated, or salt-cured fish bigger than 5 inches are linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.
The FDA identified that some IcelandicPlus products contain larger than 5 inches, resulting in a potential public health risk.
To date, no illnesses of persons, dogs, or cats are reported in connection with the affected products. There have been no positive cases of botulism poisoning linked with any IcelandicPlus Capelin.
But, the company announced the recall due to the potential risk.
Message From Company
Below is the company’s official statement:
“IcelandicPlus is family owned and run by pet parents who take the safety and wellbeing of its consumers and clients with the utmost importance, as such we are conducting this voluntarily recall to further protect our customers.”
“Additionally, we are changing our Capelin supplier to ensure that the fish in our product are consistently less than 5 inches, or if larger, they will be completely eviscerated.”
What Do I Do Now?
Consumers, retailers, and distributors can obtain a full refund from the original place of purchase.
Any questions can be asked to the company at 857-246-9559, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET.
U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.
Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.