Cause: Risk of Clostridium botulinum due to product not meeting FDA compliance guidelines
Announcement: FDA recall notice dated April 6, 2020
What was recalled: OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines
OC Raw Dog is recalling Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish exceed the FDA guideline of 5 inches. Salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to botulism poisoning outbreaks in humans.
The affected product was distributed to wholesalers in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Pennsylvania. The product is packaged in a 3.2 oz bag with a UPC of 095225853043.
No Clostridium botulinum has been detected in this product. The recall was initiated after a sample of the OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines was collected and found to contain intact fish larger than 6 inches, which is greater than the FDA guideline of 5 inches.