OC Raw Dog, LLC advised on April 20, 2018, that they are recalling its OC Raw Freeze-Dried Dog Treats after they identified the product could cause botulism.
This recall has been completed, and FDA has terminated this recall.
What’s Being Recalled?
The following products have been affected by this recall:
- Product: OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines
- Size: 3.2 oz bag
- UPC: 095225853043
The product was distributed in the following states:
Note: There have been no linked cases of illness associated with this recall to date.
What Is Botulism?
Botulism is a very rare deadly disease caused by bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum.
Primarily the toxins attack the central nervous system and affect cognitive functions. Clostridium Botulinum has been known to cause paralysis in severe cases.
Early symptoms include fatigue, vertigo, and muscle weakness, however can develop into dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, vomiting, and respiratory weakness.
If you suspect your dog or cat has become infected, consult your veterinarian immediately.
The following statement was released with the recall:
“OC Raw Dog is a family owned and managed by passionate dog enthusiasts who take very seriously the safety and wellbeing of its consumers and clients.”
“We are dedicated to producing a safe and quality product.”
“Because safety and quality is our priority we are conducting this voluntarily recall, we will be changing our sardine suppliers to insure the new Sardines are less than 5 inches.”
“Or if larger, the fish will be eviscerated.”
“We will continue to only use ingredients and products that are USDA certified and inspected for Human Consumption.”
What Do I Do Now?
Consumers, distributors, and retailers who have purchased OC Raw Dog’s Freeze-Dried Dog Treats can return them to the original place of purchase.
For any queries related to this recall, please contact 844-215-2647, Mon to Fri, 8 am to 5 pm PT.
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 can report it by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.