OC Raw Dog Recalls Products For Listeria And Botulism
A new dog food warning has pet parents examining their bags to see if the lot is included in OC Raw Dog’s recall of nearly 1600 pounds of food.
OC Raw Dog, LLC., is recalling about 1,560 pounds of Chicken, Fish and Produce dog food that was made in October of 2017. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, there is a possible Listeria contamination that could be dangerous to pets and their humans.
The recall is applicable to products with the lot number 3652 and have a use-by date of October 11, 2018.
Listeria can potentially be fatal in the animals who eat the affected food, but for humans who handle it, it can also be deadly as well. The FDA says that even surfaces exposed to the food can be unsafe and recommend stringent cleaning.
Pets can carry Listeria and infect their humans, and this can even happen if the pets are not showing any symptomology. Some symptoms in humans include severe headaches and fever, stiff joints, abdominal pain and nausea and diarrhea. It can be serious in young children or the elderly, or others who have weaker immune systems. In pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirth.
The following states may be affected as Lot #3652 of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce was shipped to them: California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Vermont. To this point, no reports of illnesses in dogs, cats or humans who have come in contact with the product, but the FDA is still investigating.
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Additionally, OC Raw Dog is recalling their OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines, as according to the FDA, they may pose a health risk. The FDA claims that dried fish larger than five inches may be linked to botulism; the sardines used in the OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines measure between six to six-and-a-half inches, and OC Raw Dog has recalled them.
To protect their consumers, OC Raw Dog will also change their sardine suppliers and say they will continue to only use ingredients and products the USDA certifies and inspects for human consumption.
If you have either of the products, the company suggest you return to the store at which the product was bought for a full refund, and they encourage questions by calling 1-844-215-DOGS.