On April 20, 2018, a recall alert was issued for OC Raw Dog brand dog food after the FDA became concerned that food was contaminated with Listeria bacteria. No illnesses have been reported at this time, but they are concerned at this time.
The contamination was found when the New Jersey Department of Food and Agriculture performed a routine test on the product and found it to test positive for Listeria bacteria. The food was also tested for salmonella, which it tested negative for.
Over 1500 pounds of food was sold in a total of seven different states. 356 pounds of the food was sent to California, 153 pounds to Colorado, 195 pounds in Florida, 320 pounds in Maryland, 429 pounds in Minnesota, 78 pounds in Pennsylvania, and 30 pounds in Vermont.
Four products produced by OC Raw Dog were contaminated. The affected products all have a lot number of 3652 with a use by date of October 11, 2018. The information can be found on a sticker that was placed on the lower left-hand corner of the bag on the backside.
The affected products include: three pound bags of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox with UPC code 022099069171, four pound bags of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders with UPC code 095225852640, six and a half pound bags of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag with UPC code 022099069225, and seven pound bags of OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox with UPC code 095225852756.
Pets can become infected and not show symptoms, becoming carriers of the disease which can then infect humans. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, severe headaches, stiffness, diarrhea, and a high fever. In pregnant women, the bacteria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
If you have purchased any of the infected material, please return the food to the store where it was purchased in order to receive a full refund. If you have any questions, you can contact the company from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at 1-844-215-DOGS.
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