On April 20, 2018, OC Raw Dog recalled their Freeze Dried Sardines due to potential contamination with toxin-producing bacterium that can cause the disease, Botulism.
Botulism may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in humans and animals. Common symptoms may include weakness of the muscles, dizziness, blurred vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, or abdominal dissension.
No pet or human illnesses have been reported from this product to date. This product was recalled due to the sardines included in the recipes exceeding FDA compliance for fish larger than 5 inches. Sardines larger than this have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in the past. However, OC Raw Dog’s Freeze Dried Sardine have not tested positive for Clostridium botulinum.
On this same day, OC Raw Dog also recalled specific lots of their frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Recipes that have been recalled include:
- OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Product Meaty Rox
- OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders
- OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish, & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag
If you have recently bought any of these items, OC Raw Dog advises to return them to the location where it was purchased for a full refund. To read more about the Botulism recall, click here. To read more about the with Listeria monocytogenes, click here.