OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is recalling the Freeze Dried Sardines. The fish in the product have exceeded 5 inches, which is the FDA compliance guidline. In 1981, 1987 and again in 1991, the FDA found a link between salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches and outbreaks of botulism poisoning. The fish in the OC Raw Dog product may accordingly present a health risk.
The Freeze Dried Sardines product was shipped to the following states with the intent to be sold to Wholesales who in turn sell to Consumers. The product may be found in Independent Pet Specialty Stores in these states:
California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines are packaged in a 3.2 oz bag with a UPC of 095225853043.
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|OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines
To date there have been no reported illnesses of dogs, cats, or persons in any connection with the sardines.
OC Raw was notified by the Minnesota Department of Food and Agriculture after a sample of our OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines were collected and determined to contain un-eviscerated or intact un-gutted fish that measure 6-61/2 inches which is greater than FDA guidelines of 5 inches for un-eviscerated fish.
This product has not tested positive for Clostridium botulinum. Minnesota Department of Food and Agriculture tested the product for Salmonella where the test returned negative.
Distributors, Retailers and Consumers who have purchased OC Raw Dog’s Freeze Dried Sardines can return it to the location where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PST
See here for more information: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm605370.htm
Clostridium botulinum can cause severe and potentially fatal toxicity in both animals consuming the treat and people handling the treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed to 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.
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