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.
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:
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.
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.
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.