Recall: OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines
On 2018-04-20, the FDA announced that OC Raw Dog is conducting a recall on Freeze Dried Sardines due to possible contamination with clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) OC Raw Dog during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 22 pet care products recalls due to potential contamination, including pet food-freezed dried raw beef topper, dog/pet food freeze-dried beef toppers and frozen beef chub and more.
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Name: OC Raw Dog
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas
Product Description: Freeze Dried Sardines
Brand Name(s): OC Raw Dog
Reason for Recall: Potential for Clostridium botulinum
Official Recall Date: 2018-04-20
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling the Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. Because OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines are larger than 5 inches there is a possible health risk. Clostridium botulinum can cause severe and potentially fatal toxicity in both animals consuming the pet treat and people handling the pet treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed o the product. Common symptoms may include dizziness, blurred or double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation. Pets or Persons experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Read More.
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