BREAKING NEWS: Major Pet Food Brand Recalls Due To Potential Fatal Poisons

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OC Raw Dog, LLC is voluntarily recalling its OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines due to the potential to cause botulism. They are also recalling a specific lot of its raw frozen dog food due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The treats recalled could contain a fatal toxin. Dog Food Advisor states, “The product is being recalled because the sardines in the package exceed the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated (un-gutted) fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning between 1981 and 1987… and again in 1991,” it goes on to say, “OC Raw was notified by the Minnesota Department of Food and Agriculture after a sample of its OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines was collected and determined to contain un-eviscerated or intact un-gutted fish that measure 6 to 6.5 inches. This is greater than FDA guidelines of 5 inches for un-eviscerated fish. This product has not tested positive for Clostridium botulinum.”

What Dog Treat Is Recalled?


OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines
Size: 3.2 oz bag
UPC Code: 095225853043

The product was shipped to be sold in the following states:
California
Colorado
Florida
Maryland
Minnesota
Pennsylvania
Texas

Symptoms Of Clostridium Botulinum Poisoning

– Dizziness
– blurred or double vision
– trouble with speaking or swallowing
– difficulty breathing
– muscle weakness
– abdominal distension
– constipation

sick black lab

There has been a large amount of recalls so far this year.

Pets that consume the contaminated food can become ill. A human can also be infected by handling the contaminated food. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately. If you are feeling any of the above symptoms after handling the food, seek medical attention immediately.

Clostridium Botulinum is one of the most potent toxic producing bacterium that causes botulism, which can be fatal to pets and humans.

What Dog Food Is Recalled?

This is a voluntary recall after a test came back positive for Listeria in the food performed by the FDA. No pet illnesses have been reported at this time.

Dog Food Advisor reports, “The affected product includes about 1,560 pounds of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation which was manufactured on 10/11/2017 with a lot number 3652 and a Use By date of 10/11/18.”

OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
Package: 3 pounds
UPC: 022099069171

OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders
Package: 4 pounds
UPC: 095225852640

OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag
Package: 6.5 pounds
UPC: 022099069225

OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
Package: 7 pounds
UPC: 095225852756

The food was shipped to be sold to these states:
California
Colorado
Florida
Maryland
Minnesota
Pennsylvania
Vermont

Symptoms Of Listeria In Pets

– high fever
– severe headache
– stiffness, nausea
– abdominal pain
– diarrhea

Pets that are infected can be carriers and pass it on to other animals and humans. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.

Pitbull dog

What To Do

If you have purchased these treats or food and the lot number matches the recall, return the food to the store you purchased it at for a full refund.

You can contact the company directly at 844-215-3647 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM PT.

Spread the word to keep our fur babies safe! ☟

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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