This voluntary recall applies to the following:
Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations packaged into 6.5 pound Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 pound Doggie Sliders and 3 pound Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819 and a use by date of 5/5/16.
You can check the codes by looking at the bottom left corner of the back of the package. Sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers, distribution is limited to customers in Colorado, Vermont and Pennsylvania.
This contamination potential was taken into consideration after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Food and Agriculture taken from a retailer. The sample showed the presence of Salmonella in a 3 pound bag of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations Meaty Rox.
If you have this recalled product at home, the company has instructed you to take a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for it to be verified. You should either throw away the product immediately or return it to its place of purchase for a replacement.
If you have questions about this recall, you may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. If an automatic answering service picks up, leave a message for you to receive a call back.
If you have handled the product in question, it is important that you wash your hands thoroughly, because this is how Salmonella can be transmitted. If you are a healthy person and have handled this product, monitor yourself for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
In rare cases, Salmonella can develop more serious problems that include arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract complications. Anyone who sees signs of concern should visit their physician.
Pets who have developed a Salmonella infection may show a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If the condition is left untreated, the dog may be lethargic, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected pets can be carriers and infect other humans or animals. If your pet has eaten the recalled product and is showing these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
On a related note, OC Raw Dog issued a previous recall back in May, which was also due to Salmonella contamination. The earlier recall involved 2,055 pounds of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. After this recall, which began as a result of testing by the Nebraska Department of Food & Agriculture, the company stated that they would be making changes to the way they produced their foods.