OC Raw Dog Recalls Dog Food Due to Risk of Listeria

April 20, 2018 — OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling a specific lot of its raw frozen dog food due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

What’s Recalled?

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.

Each bag has this information on a sticker located on the back lower left corner of the bag.

  • 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

To date there have been no reported illnesses of dogs, cats or persons in any connection with this product.

The contamination is still under investigation.

Where Was It Sold?

Lot # 3652 of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce was shipped to the following states with the intent to sell to independent specialty retailers and in turn sold to Consumers.

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

What Caused the Recall?

OC Raw was notified by the FDA of the contamination after it was reported that New Jersey Department of Food and Agriculture tested the product and found it to be positive.

The same lab that conducted the tests for Listeria also tested for Salmonella on the company’s 3 pound bag of Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox. The test results were negative.

In addition to the OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce tests, the lab also conducted tests for OC Raw Dog Pumpkin Rox for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The results were negative.

About Listeria

Listeria can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in animals consuming the pet food, and the humans that handle the pet food and surfaces exposed to the product.

Pets can be carriers of the bacteria and infect humans, even if the pets do not appear to be ill.

Short-term symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, which can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves and their pets for symptoms.

Company Message

OC Raw Dog is a family owned and managed by passionate dog enthusiasts who take very seriously the safety and well being of its consumers and clients.

We are dedicated to producing a quality product that is safe.

We are taking this contamination very seriously and have sent multiple samples of machines, utensils, packaging equipment and freezers to insure there is no contamination at our facility.

We have also sent several individual ingredients to insure we are using safe ingredients and the food we produce is done so in a safe environment.

All samples have returned negative for listeria.

There was product at two of the seven distribution locations.

The product has been pulled from inventory and destroyed.

It is possible there might be a few bags at retailers or at home with consumers.

What to Do?

The company strongly urges consumers who have purchased OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce to check the lot number.

Consumers who have purchased a product with lot 3652 are urged to return it to the Retailer where it was purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 844-215-3647 Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM PT.

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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