ALERT: Raw Frozen Dog Food Recalled 5/18/2015 Over Salmonella Risk

May 18, 2015 - An Orange County-based dog food company is voluntarily recalling 2,055 pounds of frozen product because of potential salmonella contamination.

OC Raw Dog, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, said Sunday that the recall is limited to Turkey and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations. The products were distributed in Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Colorado and sold through independent pet specialty retailers.

According to the company, the recalled formulations were packaged into 6.5-pound Doggie Dozen Patties and 5-pound Bulk Bags with the lot number 1511 and use-by date of Oct. 8.

The company said it issued the recall after a routine sampling found products that tested positive for salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported.

Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting, according to the FDA. Some animals may only experience decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pet owners are advised to contact their veterinarian if their animals have consumed the recalled product and are now experiencing these symptoms.

OC Raw Dog said it has ceased production and distribution of the product pending results from the Food and Drug Administration's investigation into what caused the contamination.

"We will be making several changes to our methods of production in order to further protect the product we so firmly believe in," the company said in a press release.

Consumers should return the recalled product to the retailer where they purchased the food for a full refund or replacement product. Anyone with questions may contact the company at (844) 215-DOGS (3647)
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Monday, May 18, 2015 05:21PM