OC Raw Recalls Dog Food | April 2018

OC Raw Dog, LLC, on April 20, 2018, advised that they are recalling one lot of raw frozen dog food due to the potential contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes.

This recall has been completed, and FDA has terminated this recall.
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What’s Being Recalled?

The following products have been affected by this recall:

  • Product: OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
  • Size: 3 lb
  • UPC: 022099069171
  • Bar Code: 0 22099 06917 1
  • Product: OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders
  • Size: 4 lb
  • UPC: 095225852640
  • Bar Code: 0 95225 85264 0
  • Product: OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag
  • Size: 6.5 lb
  • UPC: 022099069225
  • Bar Code: 0 22099 06922 5
  • Product: OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
  • Size: 7 lb
  • UPC: 095225852756
  • Bar Code: 0 95225 85275 6

There have been no linked cases of illness associated with this recall to date.

The affected product(s) were sold and distributed in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

What Caused The Recall?

The FDA notified OC Raw of the potential contamination following a report that the New Jersey Department of Food and Agriculture had tested a sample and found it positive.

The same facilities were used to conduct further tests of Listeria but also tested for Salmonella. The tests for Salmonella were negative.

What Is Listeria Monocytogenes?

Listeria Monocytogenes are toxic organisms that are fatal to both humans and animals. Symptoms such as aches, fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting can be commonly found upon infection. The consequences of infection can lead to meningitis and abortion.

It is relatively easy to become infected by Listeria; however, vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people who suffer from weakened immune systems can be susceptible to catching it.

Listeria Monocytogenes can infect animals as well.

There is a significant risk of infection when handling the products. It is always advised to wash your hands thoroughly after contact and significantly wipe down surfaces that have been in contact with the product.

If you have any of the symptoms we have previously described, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you believe your pet has become infected, consult your veterinarian.

Company Message

This is the message released with the dog food recall:

“OC Raw Dog is a family owned and managed by passionate dog enthusiasts who take very seriously the safety and well being of its consumers and clients.”

“We are dedicated to producing a quality product that is safe.”

“We are taking this contamination very seriously and have sent multiple samples of machines, utensils, packaging equipment and freezers to insure there is no contamination at our facility.”

“We have also sent several individual ingredients to insure we are using safe ingredients and the food we produce is done so in a safe environment.”

“All samples have returned negative for listeria. There was product at two of the seven distribution locations. The product has been pulled from inventory and destroyed.”

“It is possible there might be a few bags at retailers or at home with consumers.”

What Do I Do Now?

The company urges customers to check for the lot number to see if they have purchased an affected product.

Customers who purchased OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Dog Food with lot number 3652 are encouraged to return the product to the original place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers can contact the company on 844-215-3647, Mon to Thurs, 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 by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.