September 25, 2015 — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.
Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product — or to surfaces exposed to the product.
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.
If a consumer exhibits these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recall is limited to the Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders, and 3 lb. Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819 and “use by” date of 05/05/16.
These codes can be found on the bottom left corner of the back of the package.
Where Was It Distributed?
The recalled product was distributed through independent pet specialty stores in the following states:
Why Was It Recalled?
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Food and Agriculture.
A sample they collected at a retailer revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 3 lb. bag of “Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations” Meaty Rox.
Another sample from the same lot was previously tested by the California Department of Agriculture and it had a negative Salmonella result.
What to Do?
If you are in possession of this recalled product, the company asks that you submit a picture of the package with the lot number to [email protected].com for verification.
Either dispose of the product immediately or return it (for a replacement) to the retailer where it was purchased.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS (3647) Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 4 PM PST. If you get an automated answering system, the company asks that you leave a message. They will call you right back.
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.