California-based dog food company OC Raw Dog is recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall is limited to Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into:
- 5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties,
- 4 lb. Doggie Sliders,
- 3 lb. Meaty Rox.
The recalled products have the lot number 1819 and use-by date of 05/05/16. These codes can be seen on the bottom left corner of the back of the package. These products were distributed in Colorado, Vermont, and Pennsylvania and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.
The recall was issued after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Food and Agriculture of a sample collected at a retailer. The sample revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 3 lb. bag of “Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations” Meaty Rox. Another sample from the same lot was previously tested by the California Department of Agriculture and had a negative Salmonella result.
So far no illnesses have been reported, and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.
If you are in possession of a recalled product, please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for verification. You may dispose of the product immediately or return the product to the retailer where you purchased it for a replacement product.
Animals infected with Salmonella may have a decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,ever, and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets, can still be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If you think your pet has consumed the recalled product and is showing these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
People handling raw pet food can get infected with Salmonella too – 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.