OC Raw Dog Food Recall of May 2015

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May 15, 2015 — OC Raw Dog Food of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, has announced it is voluntarily recalling 2055 pounds of Turkey and Produce Raw Frozen Canine product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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What’s Recalled?

This voluntary recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags with the lot number 1511 and use by date of 10/8/15.

Where Was It Sold?

These products were distributed through independent pet specialty retailers and also in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania

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About Salmonella

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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Recall Details

This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Nebraska Department of Food and Agriculture which revealed a presumptive positive to Salmonella.

OC Raw Dog has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

The company claims it will be making several changes to its methods of production to further protect the product in the future.

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What to Do?

If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to [email protected] for verification of product in the marketplace.

Consumers are asked to return the product to the retailer where you purchased for a full refund or replacement product.

Those with questions may contact the company at 844-215-3647 from Monday thru Friday 9 AM through 5 PM PT.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Steven

    Thanks for the info. Every dog owners should know that. Specially the people living in the places you’ve mentioned. Dog owners should start feeding their dog with homemade dog foods and avoid processed dog foods. Here is a good source of homemade dog food recipes: http://besthomemadedogfood.com/best-homemade-dog-food/

  • Karen Mitchell

    Mary, I can assure you that you are doing the best for your pets.

    I’m not a vet, however, I have been researching pet nutrition for almost 6 years now and I can tell you sincerely, the best you can do for your pet is feed them an all natural balanced raw diet.

    Want to know more about dog and cat nutrition? Hints and tips on a Natural RAW diet?

    Do you know what you should be feeding your puppy, how much to eat, and when to feed?
    How can your pet benefit from an ALL NATURAL RAW DIET?
    I have a group on Facebook, we are a bunch of people like you and also some great professionals who want to share our knowledge to help because we believe they should have the best care possible, AND, it doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg..You would be surprised!
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    Follow this link to join my Facebook group.. and get a friend to tag along too….
    Cheers. x

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  • Daniel Devil

    Thank you, great article about dog’s food. I found more about dog food specifically here: http://dogsaholic.com/food_treats/best-dog-bones.html

  • Serk

    How come a product wasn’t distributed in Nebraska picked and tested by the Nebraska Department of food and agriculture?

  • mary saunders

    I am glad to see this company checking up on their raw dog food, I am one who feeds my dogs raw food, I want to know if there is a problem with feeding raw food to my dogs, I welcome all alerts when it comes to my pets. I want to know I am feeding them the best of raw foods,
    Keep up the alerts so we can keep our pets healthy .

    Thank You !