Recall: OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines (4/20/2018)


Date: 04/20/2018
Brand:  OC Raw Dog
Company: OC Raw Dog
Product: Freeze Dried Sardines


OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling the Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991.

OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines are larger than 5 inches there is a possible health risk.

Tainted Batch Details:

Check the following details on the bag to see if its tainted

product Name Bag Size UPC
OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines 3.2 oz 095225853043

The tainted  products were distributed in

  1. Vermont
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida
  5. California
  6. Maryland
  7. Minnesota
  8. Texas

They were then sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers too.


Some Recommended Actions

Below are just some recommended actions that you may want to take if you believe  that your dog has consumed the tainted batch.  As with all content this website, we remind you to please use this information at your own risk. You may also want to consider other actions and options beyond what is listed:

  • Discontinue use immediately
  • Check your dog for symptoms of consuming salmonella
  • Call veterinarian to check any dogs that may have consumed it
  • Notify the company

Please see FDA website for more details on this recall.  Note:  After a certain duration the recall may not available on their website anymore.

Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium botulinum can cause severe and potentially fatal toxicity in both animals consuming the pet treat and people handling the pet treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed o the product. Common symptoms may include dizziness, blurred or double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation. Pets or Persons experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.



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