Recent recalls include products made by:
- K9 Natural
- Vital Essentials
- OC Raw Dog
Below are the latest recalls since our last blog post.
K9 Natural Ltd
On April 13th, K9 Natural Ltd of New Zealand voluntarily recalled four batches of its K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast (the 2.2 and 11lb bags) that were imported to the United States in June 2017. The recall was issued due to potential Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall involves:
K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast (2.2 lb bags):
Shipped to distributors/pet speciality retail stores in WA, CA, TX and CO with the batch #170517 and an expiration date of 17NOV2018.
K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast (11 lb bags):
Shipped to distributors/pet speciality retail stores in WA, CA, TX, CO and PA with the following batch numbers:
- #150517 (expiration date of 15NOV2018)
- #160517 (expiration date of 16NOV2018)
- #170517 (expiration date of 17NOV2018)
There have been no reports of illness.
Customers with questions may contact the company via phone at 1 888 345 4680, M-F 8am-5pm PST & EST and S-S 14 &15 April 2018 8am-5pm PST & EST or email email@example.com.
Click here to learn more about the K9 Natural recall.
For the third time, another recall was issued on two Vital Essentials products: Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entree for Dogs due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Salmonella can infect both dogs, cats and humans.
The recalled products can be identified with the following information:
Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers: Lot #13815, Best by 06/04/19
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée: 5 lb., Lot #13816, Best by 12/27/18
Customers may notify their retailer for a replacement or refund or contact the company at 920-370-6542.
Click here to learn more about the Vital Essentials recall.
OC Raw Dog
OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1,560 lbs of their Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The affected products were manufactured on October 11, 2017 with a Lot number of 3652 and a Use By Date of October 11, 2018.
The recalled Lot #3652 was shipped and sold to Independent Speciality Retailers in the following states: CA, CO, FL, MD, MN, PA and VT.
Click here to read more about the OC Raw Dog recall.
NOTE: Another recall was also issued by OC Raw Dog for its Freeze-dried Sardines because the product exceeded FDA size restrictions (of 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 then again in 1991.)
Click here to read more about the OC Raw Dog recall for Freeze-dried Sardines.
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