OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA, is voluntarily recalling 640 pounds of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. This is being done in an abundance of caution, according to the company, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.
"At OC Raw Dog, we are passionate about our products and the safety of canine and human customers is our top priority," said the company in a statement. "We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may have caused."
The voluntary recall is limited to Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders and 3 lb. Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819, and use by date of 05/05/16. These codes can be checked on the bottom left corner of the back of the package. Distribution is limited to customers in Colorado, Vermont and Pennsylvania and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Food and Agriculture of a sample that they collected at retailer 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 it had a negative Salmonella result.
If you are in possession of this recalled product, please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to [email protected] for verification. Either dispose of the product immediately or return the product to the retailer where you purchased it for a replacement product.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS (3647) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. PST.